Religious Studies Resources

A Guide to E-Reference Sources, Journal Databases, and other Resources in Religion.

Hebrew Bible & Texts in Judaism






Grammar and Style






Dead Sea Scrolls


Aramaic, Hittite, Syriac, Ugaritic

Manuscripts, Coins

Manuscripts Online

Manuscript Catalogues

Manuscript Collections


Greek New Testament (Text, Textual Criticism)





Texts of the NT

Modern editions



Manuscripts and pre-1900 editions

Marcion's NT Text

Allusions in the Fathers

NT Textual Criticism

Greek Lexica and Grammar



Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)  [create a personal account or log into it, upper right]  ||    Video Tutorials for TLG
Database in Greek of all known ancient Greek writings up to 600 A.D. Allows the user to search for Greek words or phrases as they were used in a particular writer or work or time period, resulting in excerpts, a few lines long, of all passages that embody the particular word(s) that have been searched.
Note that when you first log into TLG, you will be asked to set up a free personal account. Every time you go back to TLG, you will need to log in again, using the login screen at the top right of the initial TLG page.
There is no English translation included with TLG. 

Loeb Classical Library

Loeb Classical Library - Electronic texts of Greek and Latin authors, with English translations on opposing pages.  This is the entire collection

Many Loeb volumes are public domain and thus available in open access full text. Links to available volumes - Listed in series number order. (In most cases, the "Archive" link is more reliable than the "Google" link.)  Wikipedia Index to Loeb volumes by author.

Ancient Greek and Latin Texts

  • Library of Ancient Texts Online
    Greek texts 
  • Internet Classics Archive 
    Greek and Roman authors in English Translation.
  • Monastica 
    "Monastica is an open access digital platform for research on the transmission of the so called Sayings of the Desert Fathers, known in Greek as the Apophthegmata Patrum and in Latin as the Verba Seniorum, as well as closely related early monastic literature. It is a dynamic library of texts as well as a complex relational database and advanced tools for scholarly collaboration in gathering, analysing, visualizing, publishing and sharing the complex fluid textual tradition of the Sayings of the Desert Fathers in multiple languages."

Papyri and Inscriptions

  • Chester Beatty Papyri
    This Greek papyrus collection is being made available in stages. Click on the Manuscripts link under the Library tab. A search on the word Chester is sufficient to bring up the manuscripts currently available. 
The e-versions of the remaining volumes are in process. In the meantime, the library has 63 volumes of this collection in hardcopy: PA3315 .O8 1898

For all of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri as photo images of the manuscripts see

  • White, Sayings of Jesus from Oxyrhynchus (with commentary)
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    "The Papyrological Navigator (PN) supports searching, browsing, and aggregation of ancient papyrological documents and related materials; the Papyrological Editor (PE) enables multi-author, version controlled, peer reviewed scholarly curation of papyrological texts, translations, commentary, scholarly metadata, institutional catalog records, bibliography, and images."





NT Allusions


Fathers - Reference

Fathers - Texts

Note that open access (no login required) versions of the PG volumes are available at or For the contents of each volume, use the index at

  • Patrologia Latina Database
    The Patrologia Latina Database is an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. 

The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. The database contains the complete Patrologia Latina, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes. Migne's column numbers, and essential references for scholars are included.

Note that there is a version of these writings available without a password, though it is simply text with no search capability: or Go to for a table of contents, by author, to the published volumes.

Also search the library collection by author --> Name of a church father.


Patristic Greek Lexicon (Lampe)


Thomas Aquinas

Index Thomisticus - A searchable index to all the works of Thomas Aquinas in Latin