J.B. Hare established the Internet Sacred Text Archive to make public domain religious and mythological texts available to the interested reader. It brings together material collected by the archive itself with a variety of links from other primary resource sites on the Internet to form one of the largest and far reaching electronic text resources available anywhere. With a somewhat eclectic selection in content, the site includes everything from English translations of the sacred texts of African, Australian, and North American indigenous cultures to Eastern, Neo-Pagan and Occult traditions. Judeo-Christian and Islamic resources are also well represented. The archive is still growing, with new texts added on a regular basis. The need to avoid material which is still in copyright means that many of the translations date from over a hundred years ago, but the variety of resources in translation makes the site invaluable to those lacking extensive foreign language skills who wish to rapidly familiarise themselves with a specific tradition. This site is an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to locate an electronic English-language version of a significant religious text from almost any religious tradition.
The Atma Dharma site is dedicated to disseminating important texts, both ancient and modern, about the origins and nature of Jainism. This is of particular import as any sites offering such texts are particularly rare. The website offers full-text (both scanned and typed) versions of over two hundred books about Jainism in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Sanskrit and Prakrit. There are also audio streams of lectures, videos and images which will be of great use to the scholar of the Jain religion. The design of the site is not the best, but it contains rare and important content. Site users can also purchase other lectures and study material on CD from the site.
The Virtual e-Text Archive of Indic Texts was created by Dominik Wujastyk (University College of London) in response to the absence of a comprehensive gateway for primary resources in Sanskrit and other classical languages from the Indian sub-continent. Part of the Indology website, the resource consists of a lightly annotated list of links to texts, including both versions in the original languages and translations, plus the site's own archive of Indological texts, offered as zip files for download. While users should explore the site for themselves in order to appreciate the breadth of available resources, a few of the highlights include copies of the Bhagavadgita, Rig Veda, and the Pali Canon. In addition to those from India, there are links to a limited selection of off-site Tamil and Tibetan texts.