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30 Years of Missiological Abstracts (Fuller Theological Seminary)
African Christianity Bibliography:  seems to have vanished, at least temporarily.  Used to be housed at the School of Divinity, University of,Edinburgh.
African Newspapers Union List
African Studies Abstracts Online:  "succeeds the printed abstracts journal of the African Studies Centre Leiden, published since 1968, first as Documentatieblad, then as African Studies Abstracts (1994-2002). It provides a quarterly overview of journal articles and edited works on Africa in the field of the social sciences and the humanities available in the ASC library" (16 October 2006).
African Women's Bibliographic Database
Afriterra: the Cartographic Free Library
Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission, and Culture
American Context of China's Christian Colleges and Schools
American Society of Missiology
American Society of Missiology Links
Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity, Liverpool Hope University
Asia Graduate School of Theology, Quezon City, the Philippines
Anthropological Index Online (Royal Anthropological Institute and the Centre for Anthropology, British Museum)
Basel Mission Picture Archive
Bases de datos Bibliográphicas de CSIC:  "provides citations to thousands of scholarly journals in the social sciences and the humanities mainly published in Spain. They mostly include citations from academic journals, but also a selection of congress and conference proceedings, serials, compilations, reports and monographs. Perform keyword searches in all journals included ('consulta conjunta') or by thematic area ('area tematica') " (Infomine).
Berita Database (Ohio University Libraries):  "indexes books, book chapters, journal articles, conference papers and selected unpublished sources covering the nations of Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Southeast Asia as whole."
Best of the Asian Studies WWW Monitor
Bibliography of Africana Periodical Database
Biblioteca del ISEDET:  "the most extensive Protestant [theological] library of Latin America".
Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (formerly the Henry Martyn Centre for the Study of Mission and World Christianity)
Caribbean Abstracts:  "Abstracts of books and articles on the Caribbean published since 1989.  Search results may be displayed by year, relevance ranking, or sorted by subject; recently completed searches are saved in a list, and up to 100 abstracts at a time can be sent to an email address by selecting the "download" option" (Infomine).  Interface in Dutch only.  To see how this works, enter the term "Pentecostalism", select "alle woorden" (words anywhere), and click on "zoeken" (search) .
Center for Global Christianity and Mission, School of Theology, Boston University
Center for the Study of the Life and Work of William Carey, D.D. (1761-1834)
Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
China Biographical Database Project (CBDP)
China Christian Colleges and Universities Image Database
China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)USA Website here.
Christianity in Asia Project, Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies, University of Cambridge
Churches, Cultures, and Leadership
COMPLUDOC:  similar to DIALNET, below.
Cooperative African Newspapers Project
CrossAsia:  The Virtual Library East and Southeast Asia
Cumulative Bibliography of the International Review of Mission:  hope springs eternal..
Dayan Center Bibliographic Database:  click on Documentation, and follow the links.
DIALNET:  a current awareness service and major index to "scholarly output in the Spanish language".  Drop-down menu to the right permits access to an interface in English.  List of journals covered is on the homepage under "CLASSIFIED BY SUBJECT".  See, for example, "Religion, Religion history" (History of religion) under "Humanities."  Covers the dissertations of a number of universities, too, many of which are there in full-text.
Dictionary of African Christian Biography
Digital South Asia Library
Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative
EMIP Collection of Ethiopian Manuscripts (Vivarium:  The Online Digital Collections of Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict)
Encyclopædia Iranica
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society, ed. Swatos
Ethnographic Thesaurus (American Folklore Society)
Excerpta Indonesica:  "abstracts in English of periodical articles and chapters in books on Indonesia in the fields of the social sciences and humanities".  Cf. Caribbean Abstracts, above, though the interface here is in English.
"Faith and Globalization," Miroslav Volf and friends, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University (Academic Earth)
Gateway Service Center of Chinese Academic Journal Publications:  "free delivery of full-text Chinese-language academic publications to any researcher who cannot find the needed item in any U.S. libraries" (italics mine).
Gospel and Our Culture Network
Guide to the Indexing of South Asian Studies Periodicals
HLAS Online: Handbook of Latin American Studies: "a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources."  Recent tables of contents here, subject headings (e.g. Christianity, Catholicism, Pentecostalism) here.
Hartford Institute for Religion Research
Hawaii Pacific Journal Index
Historical atlas of South Asia, ed. Schwartzberg
Index New Zealand: "an index to journal articles and newspaper reports covering all aspects of New Zealand and South pacific political, economic social and cultural life. It indexes over 3,000 titles many of which are published in New Zealand" (Intute).
Indonesian Publication Index
Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity (ISAAC)
Institute for the Study of Asian Church and Culture (Manila)
International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE)
International Religious Freedom Report
International Mission Photography Archive
Italinemo: Periodicals of Italian Studies in the World
Kenya Indexing Project
L2 Foundation: Leadership and Legacy for Asian Americans
Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents (LAPTOC)
Library and Information Center, NIDA:  the Boolean interface to a major index to the journals of Thailand.  Interface in English, but content often in Thai, unfortunately.
Mapping Globalization (Princeton University and the University of Washington)
Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB)"The Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB) is an information portal for Middle East and Islamic Studies. It provides access to online information and to digital records of printed and other offline media and thus supports the concept of a hybrid library for Middle East and Islamic Studies" (MENALIB homepage).
Missionary Periodicals Database
Missions and World Christianity, Yale University Divinity School Library
Mundus Gateway to Missionary Collections in the United Kingdom
Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity, Calvin College
Overseas Ministry Study Center
Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
PickensThe Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China (Harvard College Library)"Over 1000 photos of Muslims and Christian missionaries working among them in Western China in the 1920s and 1930s form the core of this collection, which is supplemented by several hundred books, pamphlets, broadsides, etc., in several languages."  Search the Harvard VIA catalog by Pickens.
Portal to Asian Internet Resources, Religion (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Quarterly Index of African Periodical Literature (Library of Congress)
redakyc.org:  indexes the journals of Central and South America.
Researching World Christianity: Doctoral Dissertations on Mission since 1900
Ricci 21st Century Roundtable on the History of Christianity in China Database
Savifa: Virtual Library South Asia (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg)
School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
Shao Center Database for Publications on Overseas Chinese (Ohio University Libraries):  "contains bibliographic information on publications in different forms (books, serials, periodicals, journal articles, book chapters, and films) on the Chinese Overseas in different parts of the world. . . . aims to be as comprehensive as possible in terms of geographical and linguistic scope. . . . includes publications in English, Mandarin, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Dutch, as well as several other European, East Asian, and Southeast Asian languages. Common English-language keyword and subject headings are provided to facilitate searching. . . ."
Society of Asian North American Christian Studies
South Asian American Digital Archive
Southeast Asia Digital Library
Southeast Asian Serials Index
Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries:  offers a Statistics Database, among other things..
Thai Indexing and Delivery of Full-Text Articles (Thammasat University Libraries)
Thirty Years of Missiological Abstracts:  see 30 Years of Missiological Abstracts (above).
World Conference of Associations of Theological Institutions (WCATI)
World Council of Churches

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