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Find open access books & journals online: Find Ancient Texts Online

How to locate digital versions of older books

Resources for Ancient Texts

The following are good points of access for locating texts of ancient and early church writings:

  • CCEL - The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library is to build up the church by making classic Christian writings available and promoting their use.
  • Guide to Early Church Documents - Guide to freely-available online resources relating to the early church, including canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and other historical texts relevant to church history.
  • Perseus - A project from Tufts University, the flagship collection of this digital library covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world.
  • Sant'Agostino - A searchable database of the works of Augustine in Latin, Italian, English, Spanish, French, and Dutch.