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Resources for Global Titles

This is a library guide for resources in global languages at Rolfing Library.


Open Access Digital Theological Library: The mission of Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) is to curate high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections. The OADTL uses the world’s most advanced integrated library system (ILS) for cataloging and discovery. This system, OCLC’s WorldShare, makes content easily discoverable and retrievable. The OADTL is staffed by professional librarians and curates content without regard for theological or confessional perspective. It is hoped that the increased access to high-quality religious studies content will serve scholars and students of religion. Search languages: German, Spanish, French, Korean, and Chinese


Library of Congress World Digital Library contains cultural heritage materials gathered during the World Digital Library (WDL) project, including thousands of items contributed by partner organizations worldwide as well as content from Library of Congress collections. The original World Digital Library site (preserved in LC’s Web Archives here) and all descriptive metadata were translated from English and made available in six additional languages: SpanishPortugueseFrenchArabicRussian, and Chinese.



  • Coptic Dictionary Online aims to make it easy to look up Coptic words in all dialects and supply freely accessible translations in English, French and German, via human and machine readable interfaces. To learn more about using this dictionary, check out our quick how-to guide.


  • Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition is an electronic version of the 2011 edition of the Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage, published by Gorgias Press on behalf of the Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute. e-GEDSH is the result of the collaborative efforts of many scholars. The encyclopedia currently holds 622 entries written by 76 contributors. This digital edition is implemented on the Srophé App platform using TEI XML, eXist-db, and linked open data technologies.



  • African Journal Archive (Partially Open Access) is a retrospective open access journal service that preserves and makes available African journal literature dating as far back as 1906, originating from a wide base of publishers and societies on the African continent. The Carnegie Corporation of New York initiated and sponsored the Sabinet Gateway project. Sabinet is pleased to make it available as collection via the Sabinet African Journal's platform.
  • American Center of Research (ACOR) Photo Archive in Amman, Jordan, is a non-profit academic institution dedicated to promoting research and publication in the humanities and social sciences, with a particular focus on issues related to Jordan and the broader region. The ACOR Library holds a remarkable photographic archive related to its role in preserving and promoting the country’s heritage. The complete collection, estimated to number more than 100,000 images, provides primary visual documentation of Jordan, including the major archaeological and cultural heritage projects that the center has sponsored across the country over the decades.
  • Australian Islamic Library المكتبة الإسلامية الاسترالية is one of the biggest collections of Islamic online books. Available in various languages for Muslim readers worldwide.
  • Bibliography of the Arabic Bible: A Classified and Annotated History of Scholarship is to provide a comprehensive and fully annotated bibliography of text editions and research in the field of Arabic Bible. Historical translations of the Bible into Arabic comprise countless manuscripts and fragments from the medieval period found in monasteries throughout the Middle East and libraries across the globe, as well as early and recent prints produced in Europe and in Arabic-speaking lands.
  • Buddhist Digital Resource Center Library Buddhist Digital Resource Center (formerly Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center) is dedicated to preserving and sharing Buddhist texts through the union of technology and scholarship. When accessing while on campus, use this link.
  • The East Asia Digital Library (EADL) is a portal site focusing on East Asian cultural and scientific resources. The National Library of Korea and the National Diet Library, Japan develop and operate the site collaboratively. The EADL makes primary materials about East Asia available free of charge and in multilingual format.
  • J-STAGE (Japan Science and Technology Information) Repository of academic journal articles and research papers created and maintained by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JSTA).
  • Online Chinese Christianity Collection (OCCC) is a curated database contains over 35,000 items related to Chinese Christianity. The content is English and Chinese.
  • Society of Biblical Literature Bible Odyssey offers the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible. Available in various languages.
  • World Digital Library contains cultural heritage materials gathered during the World Digital Library (WDL) project, including thousands of items contributed by partner organizations worldwide as well as content from Library of Congress collections. All item records include narrative descriptions submitted by the contributing partners and enhanced by WDL researchers to contextualize the item and its cultural and historical importance. Books, manuscripts, maps, and other primary materials in the WDL collection are presented in their original languages; more than 100 languages are represented, including many lesser known and endangered languages.