West Africa Theological Seminary, Lagos, Nigeria

[Accredited by the Association of Christian Theological Education in Africa, ACTEA]

Internet-based Research Sites

  1. Directory of Open Access Journals. DOAJ is entirely not-for-profit and survives solely on contributions--you are encouraged to make a donation to help continue contributing to the visibility and dissemination of Open Access research and to making it the default for academic and scholarly publishing.

  2. Evergreen at WATS. Evergreen is the public access catalog for all materials available in the WATS library.

  3. eLibrary at WATS. eLibrary is a digital collection of research and writing materials specifically for WATS.

  4. ePLACE at Asbury Theological Seminary. ePlace is a digital collection of research and writing materials managed by the folks at the B. L. Fisher Library at Asbury Theological Seminary, USA.

  5. Wesley Biblical Seminary Library. Located in the US, WBS library webpage offers a significant variety of services and resources that you can access from the Internet.
  6. Wesleyan Holiness Digital Library. “The Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library is a free, multidisciplinary, open access, digital resource of books, literature, multimedia material, and archives collected into a single institutional repository initiated by the global Church of the Nazarene in response to the global need for access to resources for education, lifelong learning, and specifically ministerial preparation” (The WHDL “About Us” page). You will need to create a free user account to access the material. Launched in mid2013, this growing collection has a variety of full-text documents that you can download.

  7. Religion-Online. This is an extensive database that is “managed and monitored by Claremont School of Theology as a public service to scholars all over the world. More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education” (Religion-Online homepage). Free access to a lot of material.

  8. New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia. This repository of articles provides reliable and extensive material related to Church History, biographies, events, movements, and places. The material is web-bases so you can print whatever you need. No login required.

  9. AfricaBib.Org. This site offers five bibliographic databases related to a variety of African disciplines. You might find one of these databases of value depending on the topic of your research. Very few full-text articles are available. However, you can retrieve all the essential bibliographic information for your subject.

  10. African Journals Online. AJOL “is the world's largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals. Historically, scholarly information has flowed from North to South and from West to East. It has also been difficult for African researchers to access the work of other African academics. In partnership with hundreds of journals from all over the continent, AJOL works to change this, so that African-origin research output is available to Africans and to the rest of the world. AJOL is a Non-Profit Organisation based in South Africa” (AJOL Home page). You will need to create a login account in order to access the material. However, it is free. A host of full-text articles can be downloaded from an extensive variety of databases covering a wide range of academic and professional study.

  11. English Dictionary.The Merriam-Webster Dictionary is a standard for the English language.

  12. Google Scholar. Use the powerful Internet search engine to locate scholarly books and articles. Often you can find full-text materials that can be downloaded.

  13. Christian Classic Ethereal Library. CCEL seeks to “build up the church by making classic Christian writings available and promoting their use” (CCEL Homepage). Lots of excellent historical material readily available to the public. A free registration and login account is optional.

  14. Center for Research Libraries: Global Resources Network. A search utility for a host of journals and databases. You will have free access to search for bibliographic information. A paid subscription is required for more indepth access.

  15. LibriVox. Free public domain audiobooks which are read by volunteers from all over the world. You can search by author, title, or subject and download the audio file for free. These are old works that have moved into the public domain.


WATS - West Africa Theological Seminary
| 36, Olukunle Akinola Street (off Ipaja Road) | P.M.B. 003 | Ipaja | Lagos | Nigeria

Telephone (from inside Nigeria): 01-342-9164; 01-342-9154
Telephone (from outside Nigeria): +234-1-342-9164; +234-1-342-9154
United States Office: 864-644-8884