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All Academic
All Academic is a clearinghouse of free academic resources on the Internet. The site was founded in the fall of 1999 by faculty members at the University of Oregon. Much of the content consists of articles and book reviews from several hundred journals, e.g., Conservation Ecology, Dissent, Journal of American History, Journal of Information Technology, Online Journal of Peace & Conflict Resolution, and Radical Pedagogy.
http://www.allacademic.com

DeskRef
This site contains all sorts of useful links to a range of pages. As well as leading to a range of natural health areas, it can help you locate information on grants and loans. The Ramapo Catskill Library System maintains this site.
http://www.onlinebachelordegreeprograms.com/resources/topic-based-search-engines-and-databases/

Digital Library
This site showcases the latest digital reference technology, with virtual collections and links to archives, and libraries and electronic catalogs.
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/

Electronic Text Center
This site lists around 5,000 publicly accessible texts, including English literature, manuscripts and newspapers from 1500 to the present.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/

Internet Public Library (IPL)
This free service is available to anyone who accesses it at its web address: http://www.ipl.org. It provides users with a Reference Center in areas of study common to students, where they can ask reference questions that are answered by a Reference Center Staff of trained Librarians. Reading Rooms contain bookshelves of online texts, publications and newspapers. There is a Catalog of online books and an opportunity to access abstracts of resources in specific categories.
http://www.ipl.org

Jones e-global library®
Designed and maintained by over 50 professional librarians, Jones e-global library is a comprehensive suite of original and Internet-based content for libraries supporting distance education programs. This customizable resource provides access to an extraordinary range of academic and business literature and includes online tutorials that familiarize students with the online research process. e-global library can be branded with your logo as well as customized to fit the needs of your students and programs.
http://www.egloballibrary.com

Libraries

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress features a searchable electronic catalog (great for bibliographic research) and online exhibits from the library's collections.
http://www.loc.gov

Librarians' Index to the Internet
Sponsored by the California State Library.
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/InternetIndex/

Libweb
Library for world-wide web servers
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/libweb/

Online Books
The Online Books Page offers more than 10,000 online books searchable by author, subject and title. It includes a directory of sites that have English and foreign language online texts.
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

National Archives and Records Administration
The NARA features guides to and exhibits from the federal documentary collection.
http://www.nara.gov/

NetLibrary
This online library offers a "world of knowlege" literally at your fingertips. By merging the power and efficiency of the Internet with the time-honored library system familiar to all of us, net Library allows users to read electronic books directly online without the aid of hand-held readers.
http://www.netlibrary.com

New York Public Library
This excellent research source has all kinds of areas to conduct searches. There is the Research Libraries page that has an online catalog of the library's contents. The NYPL Express is the library's fee-based information and document delivery service. Information specialists can supply photocopies of articles or answer research questions.
http://www.nypl.org

OCLC Online Computer Library Center
This is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization. More than 24,000 libraries in 63 countries use OCLC services.
http://www.oclc.org/

Questia subscription: Questia is an online library of over 400,000 downloadable resources, including books, journals and periodical articles. Subscriptions are available on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. http://www.questia.com

U.S. Copyright Office

This site list all areas of copyright in the U.S. and internationally.
http://www.lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/

U.S. Public Libraries on the WWW
This site contains a list of public libraries in the United States.
http://www.capecod.net/epl/publiclibraries.html

Yahoo Reference Libraries
The search engines listing of universities and community college libraries.
http://www.yahoo.com/reference/libraries/academic_libraries/

Biblical Literature and Reference Sources

Online Christian Library: Virtual Theological Resources (www.ntslibrary.com) is a leading worldwide Christian internet learning resource.

BibleGateway.com (www.biblegateway.com) is a free service for reading and researching Scripture online--all in the language or translation of your choice (which includes the Bible in 50 different versions as well as in 35 different languages).  It provides advanced tools you can use to search the Bible by keywords or verse, as well as other tools to enhance your study of the Bible.

Christian E-book Library - These ebooks tackle some of the most controversial issues and deep biblical truths and aim to strengthen individual Christians and help in the extension of God's Kingdom. http://aibi.gospelcom.net/ebooks/

Early Christian Writings - Early Christian Writings is the most complete collection of documents from the first two centuries with translations and commentary. Includes the New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, and Church Fathers. (www.earlychristianwritings.com)

E-sword (www.e-sword.net) - e-Sword is a free software package that offers multiple bible translations, commentaries, and other biblical resources.  e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package.  This is a great resource for bible and bible-related sources.

Jesus Army: Vault Library - The Jesus Army (also known as the Jesus Fellowship Church) aims to be a contemporary expression of the historic Christian faith.
(www.jesus.org.uk/vault/libraryebooksindex.shtml)

The New Life Mission (Free Christian Books)
The New Life Mission, founded by Rev. Paul C. Jong in 1991, is a non-denominational and a non-profit mission organization. It aims at preaching the words of God to all the people of the world through literature ministry. It has been distributing hundreds of thousands copies of printed books and e-Books for free. Its head office is in Seoul, Korea, and there are lots of branches and cooperating organizations all over the world.
(www.bjnewlife.org)

Prayer for All People - A ministry that reaches out to the lost, Prayer for All People is a wonderful resource on materials to gain a closer walk with God including free ebooks. (www.prayerforallpeople.com/free.shtml)                 (www.prayerforallpeople.com/healingbooks.html)

Music and Worship Arts Resources

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of over 225,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. ASCAP's licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly. ASCAP makes giving and obtaining permission to perform music simple for both creators and users of music.

BMI is an American performing rights organization that represents more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music.

Christian Songwriter's Network (CSN) provides Christian songwriters resources for ensuring success in their songwriting. Find the best songwriting contests for Christian music, participate in the active forum, and find ways to get your music heard.  Fellowship with other Christian songwriters and improve your songwriting skills by giving and receiving critiques. The forum also has a feature to help connect artists/labels/A&R's with songwriters: singers can post calls for new music (this is a free service and forum registration is not required; there are over 1,000 members, so there's bound to be a good fit for the type of song you need!); songwriters who wish to be notified of calls for new music simply need to join the forum (free), and then join the 'Seeking Songs Subscriber' usergroup (also free).

Awesome City Music Ministries - they are an apostolic and prophetic global portal for musicians, singers, and artists: a place to download current teaching, communicate, and access resources relevant to the apostolic reforming that is happening now in the Body of Christ! http://www.awesomecitymusic.com/

Integrity Music - The international music ministry that helps people worldwide experience the manifest presence of God. http://www.integritymusic.com/

Music Theory for Songwriters - This great resource will help you with the foundations of music and guide you through the mechanics behind songwriting. http://mugglinworks.com/chordmaps/index.htm

RhymeZone has a rhyming dictionary and thesaurus that can help with your songwriting.

Worship Leader Magazine - Believing that God is the Audience of our worship, Worship Leader provides a trusted gathering place in our changing world, a point of excellence where the global worship community can connect, communicate, sharpen their skills and be offered a platform to author multi-media devotional arts that direct the Church toward the one true worship leader, Jesus Christ.
http://www.worshipleader.com/

WorshipLinks.com - They have links to hundreds of pages on the web dealing with worship, and dozens of worship recordings and books available for purchase. All of these resources can help to deepen and expand your understanding of worship, but ultimately, worship is something that you do. It is our hope that the information that you gather through WorshipLinks will inspire you to new heights of praise and adoration of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. http://worshiplinks.com/