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Australian Theological Libraries Catalogues

Australian Catholic University (all campuses)
Australian Lutheran College (North Adelaide)
Catholic Institute of Sydney
Melbourne College of Divinity (union catalogue)
Carmelite Library; Discalced Carmelite Library; Divine Word Missionaries Library; Dalton McCaughey Library; Redemptorist Seminary Library; Saint Paschal Library; Trinity College Library; Whitley College Library
Moore Theological Library (Sydney)
Dalton McCaughey Library

Journals Held in Australian and New Zealand Libraries

AULOTS (Australasian Union List of Serials In Theological Collections)

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Australasian Religion Index (ARI Online)

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Australian Libraries Catalogues

Trove The National Library of Australia’s free search service. One search….a wealth of information.

National Library of Australia’s e-resources is a service to help you find websites, indexes, full-text e-journals and subject guides on a range of topics. Many of the resources are freely available to anyone with internet access, but some are licensed resources which may only be used at the National Library of Australia.

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Denominational Sites

Anglican Church of Australia 
Anglican Communion Official Website
Anglican Diocese of Adelaide

Roman Catholic
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
Vatican: The Holy See
Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide

Uniting Church
Uniting Church in Australia
Uniting Church SA

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Multi-Resource lists

Biblical Studies online

The goal of Biblical Studies Online is to provide both biblical scholars and the interested wider public with ease of access to quality biblical scholarship, as it comes available online.

More and more biblical scholarship is being published open-access and online – not only in traditional book form, but in a variety of media, including videos and sound recordings. In addition there are many more free New Testament and free Old Testament materials available to read.

Unfortunately, it is often difficult to locate these resources on the internet, and sometimes difficult for those less experienced with biblical scholarship to distinguish worthwhile material from that which is inaccurate or even grossly misleading. And when it comes to the Bible, there is no shortage of the latter to be found. For this reason, Biblical Studies Online offers a gateway for the dissemination and publicizing of worthwhile open-access, online biblical scholarship.  Open access biblical journals

The Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism (GlobeTheoLib) is a multi-lingual global digital library on theology and ecumenism that offers access to more than 200,000 texts, documents and other academic resources. GlobeTheoLib has a special focus on intercultural theology and ecumenism, including contextual theologies, world mission and missiology, gender and theology, interreligious dialogue, theological education, and World Christianity.

Click here to register. For individual registered participants, such as theological researchers, educators and students, GlobeTheoLib offers free-of-charge access to:

  • journals, magazines, books, training material, dissertations and news documents on theology and ecumenism, with a focus on full  text documents.
  • licensed content such as journals, reference works, and e-books.
    Registration is free.

Virtual Religion Index
Warbash Center Guide to Internet Resources for Theology and Religion
Google custom search for theological journals
Search over 300 religion journals related to scripture studies, systematic theology, practical ministries, and cognate disciplines for which full text is freely available on the Internet. Among the searchable ejournals are many of those listed in major religion Internet directories and ejournal sites including:
***Wabash Center
NT Gateway A web directory of internet resources on the New Testament.
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies Focusing on the early Christian writings and their social world.
iTanakhResources on the Hebrew Bible.
BiBILthe Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne.
New Advent (Library of Catholic documents)

Biblicalstudies.org.uk hosts over 25,000 full text theological articles linked into bibliographies on each book of the Bible. It also covers such subjects as hermeneutics, biblical languages, criticism, language, etc. – in short almost everything connected with the Bible and its study.

Theologyontheweb.org.uk/ throws its net slightly wider, providing material on a range of theologies and theologians, as well as specific doctrines such as the Trinity, for example. The section on practical theology seeks to provide material on how theology is applied in daily life, in such areas as politics and ethics.

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Open Access E-Books

Sharing the word E-library. The compilation of this elibrary was undertaken by the Sharing the Word Project to provide seminarians, clergy, pastoral workers and others lacking the use of adequate theological library resources, with access to relevant material freely available from the Internet.

The material can be read on screen, downloaded to your e-devices, often in various formats, or be printed.  This growing elibrary, started in 2014, already gives access to the full text of nearly 4000 open source ebooks, periodical titles, periodical articles, documents, podcasts, etc. as well as some major relevant websites.
Catholic Encyclopedia (1917)
Project Gutenberg Australia a treasure-trove of literature treasure found hidden with no evidence of ownership.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Fathers of the Church
Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica
Internet Sacred Text Archive Welcome to the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web.
Noncanonical Literature Documents to Aid Students and Scholars in Biblical Interpretation including Introductions and Summaries of Many Noncanonical Works.
Bible GatewayThe Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online — all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference.
Five Gospels Parallels This HTML presentation of the Five Gospels is designed to be a teaching tool for introductory level classes in New Testament and Christian Origins. For this reason, and because of the particular constraints of HTML, it does not offer the same level of detail as a printed synopsis (i.e. Throckmorton 1979, 1992; Aland 1985). Its advantage is that it allows more “play” than a printed synopsis and that it presents the materials in the same order as the canonical Gospels. Moreover, it offers texts that are not commonly included in the synopses designed for classroom use: Thomas and Paul. Others may follow.


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ABC Online (Religion & Ethics)
Alban Congregational Resource Guides
Christian Research Association
Jewish-Christian Relations
National Church Life Survey Research
National Council of Churches in Australia

Princeton Lectures on Youth, Church and Culture (Princeton Theological Seminary)
World Council of Churches


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