Digital Research for Faculty: Internet & Software

Fear of Technology in Education

  • Why Fear Technology?

  • Is Technology a Magic Bullet?

Indonesia AG Bible School Consultation - July 10-13, 2007

Anna's Library Presentation


Presentations to APTS Faculty

Academic Blogging

Issues Related to Wikipedias

E-Educational Links

Open Source Online E-Education Journals

Theses and Dissertaions

Other Digital Research Materials

  • DSpace - The DSpace digital repository system captures, stores, indexes, preserves, and distributes digital research material.
  • EPrints - Open Access Research Materials.
  • Registry of Open Access Repositories.
  • SCIRUS - for Scientific Information.
  • - CrossRef is an independent membership association, founded and directed by publishers. CrossRef’s mandate is to connect users to primary research content, by enabling publishers to work collectively. CrossRef is also the official DOI registration agency for scholarly and professional publications.
  • Service@INIST - an online services platform of the Scientific and Technical Information Institute.

Free Whiteboards:

Recommended Software (As Free as Possible)

Free Online Storage

  • - 1 GB for freee or 5 GB for only $4.99/mo.
  • DropBoks - Each account has 1 GB of storage space available. You can upload and download files (any format) as large as 50 MB.
  • esnips - beta! - 5 GB of free storage.
  • MediaMax - 25 GBs Free.
  • Omnidrive Online Storage and Access - Free Package includes 1GB of storage, 5GB of bandwidth and the file size is unlimited and the API access is included.
  • openmy - Currently, all storage is 1GB. The plan is to increase this in the future.

Open Source Software

  • Freshmeat - Freshmeat maintains the Web's largest index of Unix and cross-platform software, themes and related "eye-candy", and Palm OS software. . . . under an open source licence. . . .
  • FSF/UNESCO Free Software Dirctory for Education.
  • - is the world's larges Open Source software development web site, hosting more than 100,000 projects and over 1,000,000 registered users. . . .

Tech Blogs & News

Font Issues

Bible Software

Electronic Publishing

Speciality Search Engines, Indexes and Link Sites

Okeanos: Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Okeanos is an interdisciplinary resource for the study of the Ancient, Biblical, Classical, and Late Antique Near East created and maintained by Scott B. Noegel.

All-in-One Biblical Resource Search. This site was developed by Mark Goodacre and includes the topics: Bible Versions and Translations, Greek New Testament, Biblical Resource Sites, Ancient World, General Academic and Religion, and Email List Archives.

TheoWiki. TheoWiki is a dynamic resource containing information about theology, religions, and philosophies. It is also a community of online users who can all contribute to the content development in TheoWiki.

  • Scholarpedia - Eugen M. Izhikevich, Editor-in-Chief - This is a free peer reviewed encyclopedia.

THEOLDI. Theological Literature Documented in the Faculty for Catholic Theology at Leopold Franz University Innsbruck. THEOLDi contains the following databases: BILD - Biblical Literature Documented in Innsbruck; KALDI - Canonistic Literature Documented in Innsbruck; and MIMESIS - Documentation on the Mimetic Theology of Rene Girard.

BiBIL. Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne.

University of Haifa: Bibliographica Search Engine.

BSW - Conbined searches of OBAL (Online Bible Articles Library); LCOC (Library of Congress Online Catalog, USA); COPAC (Union of Universities in the UK and Ireland); THEOLDI (University of Innsbruck; PIB (Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome)

Textweek Scripture Index.

Yale University Divinity School Library - Research Guide for Christianity.

Biblical Studies on the WEB - BSW Research Center

Index Theologicus - a bibliographic database of over 600 periodicals, Festschriften and Congress Publications that is updated every night.

Special Googles - Google Blog Search; Google Scholar. - Full texts by recognized religious scholars.

Search Engines

Search Engine Watch. Search Engine Watch provides up-to-date information on new search engines and features.

Web Searching Tips. This page is connected to Search Engine Watch and provides tips on using search engines better.

ResearchBuzz is designed to cover the world of Interent research. This site provides daily updates on search engines, new data managing software, browser technology, large compendium of information, Web directories, etc.

Academic Use of the Internet

A Scholarly Guide to Google. Harvard College Library Research Guide. n.b. the important links in this path.

Evaluation of Information Sources. This site is maintained by Alastair Smith and lists a series of links that help will help instruct about site selection criteria.

Information Quality WWW Virtual Library. This site is by T. Matthew Ciolek and Irena M. Goltz.

Zillman, Marcus P. Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources

Web Research: Ten Tips for the Techno-Challenged - Michael Simkins - TechLearning, June 15, 2005.

Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial - UC Berkeley - by Joe Barker

Internet Tutorial: How to Choose a Search Engine or Directory

Web Research: Ten Tips for the Techno-Challenged - Michael Simkins - TechLearning, June 15, 2005.

Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial - UC Berkeley - by Joe Barker

Internet Tutorial: How to Choose a Search Engine or Directory

Databases for Free Peer-review Scholarly Articles (pdf)

Internet Pocket Guide for Teachers (IPG)

Internet World Stats.

Digital Research - Lecture 1

Lecture 1 Presentation

Digital Research - Lecture 2

Lecture 2 Presentation

Digital Research - Lecture 3

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