Free Online Books and Articles

Google Books offers  over 6 million ebooks.  The full-text is searchable.  Most out-of-copyright books (pre-1924) can be read in their entirety on-line and some downloaded as PDF.  "Snippets" from in-copyright books can be viewed, and sometimes several pages by permission of the publisher.
  offers "Get it" links to Google Books
Open Content Alliance, offers over 1 million free full-text books, scanned from university libraries.
Google Scholar searches mostly for articles, some articles are free; some must be purchased.
Search multiple eBook sites
University of Pennsylvania Online Books
Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books.
Project Gutenberg  offers over 30,000 eBooks.
World eBook Fair aggregates1/2 million out of copyright books available for searching and downloading.  (Charges $8.95 per year for access.) 
ForEast is a meta-site of free Korean, Japanese, and Chinese digital resources. 
Hebrew Books offers over 15,000 .pdf books in Hebrew.
Universal Digital Library offers 1.5 million books. It's scope is more global than Google Books, offering 900,000 books in Chinese, and tens of thousands of books in Arabic, Persian, and Indian languages. Also it aims to include out-of-print books which are still under copyright by getting permission for these "orphans;" over 900,000 of the books were published after 1920.
Microsoft offers over 50,000 out-of-copyright books (pre-1924).  The full text is searchable.   PDF documents can be downloaded.
Online Texts Collections (Wabash Center)  
Online Reference Works (Wabash Center)  

Free Online Articles

Free Theological Journals Search is a custom Google search of theological journals which offer full-text for free on the web. 
 If you have a citation for an article searching by article title can sometimes lead to a free PDF copy, such as on an authors webpage.  Searching by journal title using Google can sometimes help you discover links to publishers who provide free access to tables of contents, abstracts, or access for a fee.
List of free online eJournals from the American Theological Library Association.
Religious Electronic Journals (from Sarah Lipton)  
Religious Electronic Journals (Wabash Center)  
Find Articles offers free and pay-per-article searching.
Many free full-text articles, and some for a fee, from journals like Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Journal for the Study of the New Historical Jesus, and Journal of the American Academy of Religion.
Search for free articles from popular journals such as First Things.
Religion Online offers for free the full text of 5,700 chapters and articles, and 200 books.  The writers are recognized theologians and scholars. The texts are organized by topic. The titles may be searched by keyword.  Note: the content at this site may be different from the print versions.

Other Specialized Free Online Book and Article sites

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers has more than 226,000 pages of public domain newspapers from California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Utah, Virginia and the District of Columbia published between 1900 and 1910. The text of the newspapers is fully
searchable, and search terms can be limited to a particular state, a specific
newspaper, and year or years and even months of publication.
California Digital Newspaper Collection includes the full text of the San Francisco Call, the Amador Ledger, the Imperial Valley Press, and the Los Angeles Herald from 1900-1910.  More will be added from 1880-1910.

HistoryWorld offers over 400 popular articles.
Pitt Latin American Series offers full-text of many books in the series are available free on the web.  
Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Singapore, Trinity Theological College provides full text, bibliographies, and links to help scholars studying Christianity in Asia.
The Chinese National Academy of Social Sciences Database (NSSD) contains full text articles from 842 journals. It covers Marxism, economics, international issues, social sciences, law, literature, philosophy and history.

国家哲学社会科学学术期刊数据库提供842 种期刊全文, 是在中共中央宣传部、中国社会科学院、全国哲学社会科学规划办公室领导下,承建的公益性期刊数据平台. 它覆盖了马克思主义、经济、国际、社会政法、文哲、史学等哲学社会科学主要研究领域。
eScholarship Repository offers articles from the University of California libraries.  includes the Columbia Encyclopedia and other reference books, the Harvard Classics and poetry collections.  
Humanities Text Initiative (University of Michigan)  
Making of America (University of Michigan)  Includes the subject areas of  religion, psychology, American history, sociology and education, with an online collection of 1,600 nineteenth century books and 50,000 journal articles.  
ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI) includes thousands of images of sacred art, architecture and portraits scanned by American Theological Library Association libraries. There are topical groupings: Ancient Near East; Architecture, art, iconography; Manuscripts, Texts, Sermons; Missions, World Religion.
International Etext Projects (Linkping Univ.)  
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