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This first page is a general site directory. Click on Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, Resources, and Etc. for more complete and clearer indexes. Check back monthly to see what's new. Due to limited human resources, most material at this site is unedited, lacks diacritics, and may contain occasional errors; please consult the notes to this website.

  O   Getting started
  O   Search this webspace
  O   Bahá'í Academics Bulletin Board

Primary Source Material

  O   The Bahá'í Writings
  O   Provisional translations
  O   Unpublished compilations of Bahá'í Writings
  O   Pilgrims' notes
  O   Primary historical material
  O   Unpublished letters from the Guardian
  O   Letters from the Universal House of Justice
  O   Published documents from the House and the Bahá'í International Community
  O   Letters from National Spiritual Assemblies
  O   Talks and presentations by Bahá'í notables

Secondary Source Material

  O   Books
  O   Published articles and papers
  O   Unpublished articles and papers
  O   Theses and dissertations
  O   Draft Encyclopedia of the Bahá'í Faith articles
  O   Scholarly talks and conference presentations
  O   Newspaper and magazine articles
  O   Excerpts from non-Bahá'í books
  O   Informal essays and internet postings
  O   Court and government documents
  O   Book reviews
  O   Personal letters and Essays
  O   Student and practice papers

Resource Tools

  O   Resource Guide for the Scholarly Study of the Bahá'í Faith; includes a topical guide to scholarship
  O   Various Resource tools
  O   The Wilmette Institute
  O   Database of Bahá'í Scholars


  O   Fiction
  O   Other sites hosted by the Library
  O   Other academic sites, plus the Bahá'í Ring
  O   Library notes, history, statistics

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