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Philosophy & Religion

BUDDHISM
 
A premier source of information for practicing and burgeoning Buddhists. Archives, e-books, and online audio are available at BuddhaNet. Also holds a worldwide Buddhist directory.
 
An internet guide to Buddhism and Buddhist studies.
 
An online clearinghouse for Buddhist study and practices with a fulltext online library, plus a meditation retreats calendar, lists of centers and more.
 
The official homepage of Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese monk and Zen master. Offers information on retreats, talks, monasteries, and other mindfulness communities.
 
Contains information on history, culture, recent news, and an extensive section on the Dalai Lama works and statements.
 

CHRISTIANITY
 
Search the Bible in various versions in different languages. Includes "What the Bible Says" about 22,000 topics.
 
Site is in English and Spanish. News, church documents including the Baltimore Catechism and Roman Missal , early church documents.  Also covers hot topics, the Liturgical Year, Lay movements and more.
 
Database of angels and over 450 saints.
 
Provided by the Institute for Christian Leadership. A hypertext link to internet resources relating to the early church, including histories, writings of the apostolic fathers, creeds, canons, and chronologies.
 
The official webpage for the Vatican. Archival documents, curia, as well as information on popes throughout history and the Vatican's Museum, Library, and Secret Archives. Information in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
 
Mormon-specific information from belief and scripture to news media. Also has a calendar of events.
 

HINDUISM
 
Connects to numerous sites for organizations, leaders, resources, news and culture.
 

HUMANISM
 
This site is produced by Internet Infidels, an non-profit group dedicated to the growth of a free thought website which promotes Metaphysical Naturalism, the view that our natural world is all that there is.
 

ISLAM
 
Full text of Islam's sacred text in English and other languages.
 
An educational site on Islam, its way of life and culture. An introductory course in Islam is offered online. Articles, sites, Islamic history and comparative religion are only two of the may topics discussed.
 
Dedicated to creating the ideal curriculum and syllabus for the study of Islam, Arabic and Muslim-themed literature. This site lists K-12 syllabi and teacher resources, as well as an "Ask an Islamic Scholar" link for those with questions about Islamic religious and social practices.
 
Comprehensive site with links to many Muslim sites; including a virtual Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca), Islamic texts, and women in Islam.
 
An Islamic sect with a separate Koran, the Moorish Science Temple has branch temples in fifteen states.
 

JUDAISM
 
Site offers information regarding archaeology, history, politics, and culture. Also has a self-guided virtual tour of Israel.
 
An online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering beliefs, scripture, holidays, customs and people. Useful as an introductory course to Judaism, articles are organized by levels of knowledge for the user.
 
Directory of Jewish and Israeli resources organized by subject.
 

MYTHOLOGY
 
An online full-text collection of folklore, fairytale, and fable.
 
A fun yet informative and well documented site that covers the pantheons of gods from Africa, Asia, the Near East, Europe, Oceania, and the Americas. Updated frequently. Features the "Holy Database," which allows searching by deity name, pantheon, or keyword.
 
In addiction to general sources and websites, this site organizes sources geographically.
 
An electronic version of the 1901 publication, retold by Zitkala-Sa with illustrations by Angel de Cora.
 
Brief collection of mythic stories from ancient works to various dynasties.
 
A well-researched and well-presented discussion of the major constellations and the myths that have evolved around them.
 

PHILOSOPHY
 
This site gathers full text and overviews of a large section of philosophy from the early-moderns to contemporary philosophy.  Well documented, with a highly readable presentation.
 
From the Los Angeles Valley College, this is a thorough introduction to ancient philosophy.
 
Links to The Association for Symbolic Logic's Bulletin, Journal, meeting announcements, and lecture notes.
 
Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.
 
Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler. The Almanac covers the era in 16 subject chapters. Biographies profiles 29 major figures of the period. Primary Sources features annotated excerpts from speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, literature, and other documents from the period.
 
A useful guide to online information about ethics in various fields, such as business, medicine, science, and sports. This site also links to annotated lists of books and movies and television shows treating ethical issues.
 
Ethics Updates provides multimedia resources and updates on the current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics. Particularly useful is the section on "Applied Ethics," which has links to online sources treating the ethical aspects of such topics as abortion, euthanasia, and the death penalty.
 
Articles are original contributions by specialized philosophers, adaptations of material written by the editors, and adaptations from public domain sources.
 
Giving a Buddhist slant on formal logic, this site demonstrates the use and language of exclusion diagrams and other forms of logic.
 
Includes the Dictionary of Philosophical Terms, a survey of the history of western philosophy, a timeline, logic and biographical information about philosophers. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a dynamic reference work and is a publishing project of the Metaphysics Research Lab at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) at Stanford University. All entries are maintained and updated by experts in the field, as well as refereed prior to publication.
 
This excellent site offers entries on philosophers, topics in philosophy, and philosophical movements. Entries are written by distinguished professors of philosophy and refereed by an editorial board before publication.
An explanation and history of Venn diagrams, the overlapping circles which illustrate Boolean logic (and, not, or propositions).
Arranged by subject, this page offers a concise and informative links and texts regarding Chinese philosophy, from Taoism to Buddhism and Confucianism.
 
 
A self-teaching textbook for those who would like to learn about symbolic logic. Interactive with help links along the way, people who want to learn about truth tables, syllogisms, and just thinking logically would find help here.
 
An online collection of the highly respected series of discussions on human values. Conducted by leaders in a diverse array of fields, these lectures often incorporate philosophy, religion, the sciences, and the creative arts.
 
Part of philpapers, a comprehensive online directory of articles and books by academic philosophers. The site includes a search engine, as well as browsing by subject and individual journals.
 

PSYCHOLOGY
 
Journals and forums to online tests and quizzes, this site offers self-help diagnostic screening and other reference items.
 
A useful resource for the professional which also includes articles written by experts for the layperson on topics of current interest and information on "How to Find Help with Life's Problems."
 
This site “covers commonly asked questions regarding how to cite electronic media” and excerpts from the APA Publication Manual and APA Style Guide to Electronic References.
 
Type Indicator, the Keirsey Temperament Sorter is designed to identify different personality types. The test can be taken and scored on line. The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II) is a powerful 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type.
 
This site provides information on issues surrounding licensure and certification for psychologists specific to a particular state. Relevant information can be supplied by that state's licensing board and/or state psychological association.
 
The National Institute of Mental Health is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site offers the latest information in the field of mental health, as well as information in Spanish.
 
Links to online personality tests, compiled by Richard Bolles, author  What Color is Your Parachute. Includes links to the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, information about the Enneagram and a bibliography of resource materials on personality type.
 
Electronic textbook created by Dr. C.G. Boeree, Shippensburg University, for undergraduate and graduate courses in personality theories. Includes a brief biography, an outline of theoretical concepts and recommended reading for several major personality theorists.
 
This site features an online dictionary of mental health, a number of complete online texts, and hundreds of book reviews contributed by scholars from a diverse set of fields. A daily review of ongoing scholarship in the fields of psychology and psychotherapy can be e-mailed to users upon request.
 

RELIGION
 
Hosted by Pennsylvania State University's Department of Sociology, this site allows interactive exploration of statistical data on American and international religion using online features for generating national profiles, maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other summary reports. Over 400 data files are available for online preview and most can be downloaded for additional research. Particularly useful is the QuickStats page, providing at-a-glance information, drawn from major national surveys, on American religious beliefs, behaviors, and affiliations.
 
This site offers religious statistics (membership and congregation) indexed by location and name. Data is gathered from both primary (census reports and surveys) and secondary sources.
 
This metasite has a wide array of religious and spirituality links arranged by subject. News items, editorials, as well as prayers and meditation.
 
A handy list of saints of African descent, ranging from the famous (St. Augustine of Hippo) to the obscure. Each name is linked to a brief biography and feast day.
 
Hosted by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, this online encyclopedia attempts to bring together contemporary insights on religion gained by the principal social sciences of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Entries (which include references) cover subjects including specific religions, social movements, individuals, and philosophical concepts.  
 
Sponsored by the Religious Studies Program at the University of Wyoming, this is an exploration of the world's five largest religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam. Includes timelines, glossaries, maps, and other topics. Also includes "The Cosmos"--a description of how each belief system views the universe and creator, and worshippers' relationship with both.
 
An excellent open source collection regarding world religions, tradtions, and mysteries. Subjects range from the general to the esoteric.
 
Presents resources of use to researchers in the study of religion. Arrangement is by format, religious groups, selected topics.
 
Documents and studies the changing face of religion in America with a focus on diversity and new immigrant communities.
 
A comprehensive reference on the Scientology religion and its activities.