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Useful websites for Theology and Philosophy
An e-book translation of the Holy Qur'an can be found in the 'recommended e-books' section of the Books E-books and Reference tab of this guide.
An online prayer and liturgy resource aimed at the Anglican Christian community.
STEP Bible by Tynedale House
Biblical research tool, allowing vocabulary searches and line by line comparisons across many translations of the Bible and much more.
A charity providing free online classroom resources, subject knowledge and other materials for the promotion and teaching of Religious Education in UK schools.
New Testament Gateway
Online guidebook and links to online resources for the academic study of the New Testament.
Searchable English/Arabic text of the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad.
TED talks: Philosophy
TED is a nonprofit organisation set up to spread new ideas and innovation. TED talks are short lectures on a huge range of subjects, searchable on the website.
Guidance on using Internet resources
With millions of resources available on the internet, it can be difficult to find relevant and appropriate material even if you have good search skills.
The following tips will help you to develop your website evaluation skills for your reading, assignments and research. They're also handy for assessing any information you come across, online or offline, in your studies or in your life outside of university.
- Use the CRAAP Test developed by the Meriam Library in California. CRAAP stands for ‘Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose’.
- Ask your Academic Service Librarian for help with improving your information evaluation skills. They offer one-to-one support tutorials and workshops throughout the year.
- Use Virtual Training Suite which provides free online tutorials on using the internet for many subjects. It covers general skills and more specific, subject-relevant topics.
The Theology Team recommends...
Richard recommends this YouTube channel from St. John's Nottingham. Timeline Theological Videos is a growing collection of media on a wide range of Theological scholars, debates and methodologies presented by experts in the field.
TV and Radio programmes
Box of Broadcasts is an online streaming and archive service for TV and radio programmes for universities.
You can view and record over 2 million TV and radio programmes including off-air recordings from the BBC going back to 2007. You can also record programmes up to 30 days after broadcast from over 60 TV and radio channels.
Box of Broadcasts also allows you to create clips from programmes and share these with other users. You can keep your recorded programmes and clips for as long as you need them. You can also search other users’ content.