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National Taiwan University - Center for Buddhist Studies

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) - Photo Archive
Part of the Digital South Asia Library

Asian Classics Input Project - (dead link)
"A database containing texts from the Kangyur and Tengyur (classical collections of Sanskrit literature in Tibetan translation), and the Sungbum (Tibetan language commentaries on these) transliterated into roman (ASCII) characters. These texts span the time period from the Fifth Century, BCE to the twentieth Century, CE. The database has been produced primarily for scholars of classical Asian literature and other interested persons. Text entry is accomplished by Tibetan monk scholars at Sera Mey Monastic University and other nearby centers in southern India. In addition to these texts the database contains aids to scholarship such as reference materials (including the entire listings of Sanskrit and Tibetan literature cataloged to date by the U.S. Library of Congress), DOS-based programs to view and search texts, and images scanned from the original manuscripts."

Bibliography of Translations from the Chinese Buddhist Canon into Western Languages
This is a working bibliography of translations from the Chinese Canon. Generally, it is limited to translations that were done from the Chinese, or with the help of a Chinese version (in case of doubt they were included). Translations from languages other than Chinese were in principle not included or mentioned only in passim. 'Western languages' means every European language. A bibliography of translations into Japanese, Korean, Tibetan or modern Chinese, though of course desirable, does so far exceed our resources. The biggest gaps are in Chan/Zen-related texts, translations done in the last 15 years, and translations that appeared as articles."
By Marcus Bingenheimer

Buddhism - the eBook (etext)
The First Comprehensive E-Text Introduction
"...is a self contained text book for a one-semester introductory course on Buddhism. Designed for undergraduate level study, it provides everything students and teachers could expect from a printed text and more."
By Charles Prebish and Damien Keown

Digital Buddhist Library and Museum (Chinese and English)
"...commits itself to the promotion of the studies of Buddhism by disseminating via the electronic medium in-depth information and writings generously contributed by dedicated and reputable scholars, researchers, academic institutes and Buddhist organizations worldwide. The Scholarly Databases currently holds over 98,000 bibliographies and provides approximately 2,400 full texts on various subjects for free access and download."

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H-Buddhism
E-Mail discussion list
"The Buddhist Scholars Information Network has been created to serve as a medium for the exchange of information regarding resources, events, projects, publications, job listings, and so forth, among the worldwide Buddhist scholarly community."

International Journal of Tantric Studies - (dead link)

International Society for Ecology and Culture
"Promoting locally based alternatives to the global consumer culture"

Journal of Global Buddhism (ejournal)
"...has been established to promote the study of Buddhism's globalization and its transcontinental interrelatedness. This aim shall be achieved through the publication of research articles, discussions, critical notes, bulletins, and reviews; additionally, the journal will function as an independent research tool itself, emphasizing surveys, the creation of databases, empirical investigations, and through the presentation of ongoing research projects."

National Taiwan University - Center for Buddhist Studies


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Tipitaka, or The Pali Canon
[From Access to Insight: Readings in Theravada Buddhism]
"...is the collection of primary Pali language texts which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism. Together with the ancient commentaries, they constitute the complete body of classical Theravada texts...The Pali Canon is a vast body of literature: in English translation the texts add up to several thousand printed pages. Most -- but not all -- of the Canon has already been published in English over the years. Although only a small fraction of these texts are available here at Access to Insight, this collection can nonetheless be a very good place to start.
The three divisions of the Tipitaka are:"

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