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Digital Collections: Humanities

How to find free collections of books, articles, and research papers on the Internet.



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Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Hundreds of classic works of Christian spirituality and theology, including writings of the Church Fathers. They can be read for free online.

Internet Sacred Text Archive
A massive collection of digitized texts about religion, mythology, and folklore, from a variety of spiritual traditions. Texts are presented in English translation and, where possible, in the original language.

Monastic Matrix
A scholarly resource for the study of women's religious communities from 400-1600, which includes primary and secondary sources.

Papal Encyclicals Online
A collection of encyclicals in English translation, which is relatively comprehensive for 1831-present and contains selected encyclicals issued by previous popes. Browse by Pope or search by keyword.

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