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Broader Resources

  • Selected Periodicals for Quaker Research
  • Project Muse  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides access to journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Disciplines covered are humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
  • Pennsylvania Gazette  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides full-text access to the Pennsylvania gazette a newspaper published in Philadelphia from 1728-1800. Find Quakers as reported in their world and place. This archive is fully digitized.
  • OAIster  Icon
    Allows for easy discovery of collections of inaccessible, academic digital resources. This is especially useful for finding visual resources. Search for “Quaker” or “Society of Friends” then limit by keyword and format.


  • ProQuest Research Library  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Citations & full-text articles in a variety of disciplines.
  • JSTOR  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides full-text and page images from many of the top journals in most academic disciplines.
  • LexisNexis  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Thousands of newspapers, magazines, transcripts, & legal materials.
  • WorldCat  Icon  Icon  Icon
    A catalog of the materials held by libraries worldwide.
  • Web of Science  Icon  Icon  Icon
    The Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
  • Google Scholar  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Scholarly literature from all broad areas of research.
  • Credo Reference  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Over 240 reference works in various fields.


  • The Religious Society of Friends  Icon
    The most complete site for an initial search to find anything about Quakers.
  • Quaker Information Center  Icon
    A gateway to Quakerism and a very useful site for basic information, resources and ideas.
  • Quakers in the World  Icon
    An inspiring site to learn what Quakers are doing today internationally.

More Resources

  • Online Books of Faith & Practice  Icon
    A library of current Faith and Practices from over 30 yearly meetings. Historical editions are available in the Quaker Collection stacks for comparison.
  • The Street Corner Society  Icon
    " the intersection of religion & politics, conscience & law, history & biography."
  • Dictionary of Quaker Biography  Icon
    Brief biographies of selected Quakers with citations that lead to further research. This resource is strong for 18th Century and British Quakers.
  • Digital Quaker Collection  Icon
    DQC is a digital library created by Earlham College, containing full text and page images of over 500 individual Quaker works from the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Famous Quakers  Icon
    Provides lists of primarily American Quakers past and present and links to biographical information. A good site to get ideas for reseach projects.
  • Find a Meeting  Icon
    Provides a way to quickly find a current meeting in the US or Canada.
  • American Friends Service Committee  Icon
    Quaker values in action.
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation  Icon
    "We are tens of thousands of people from many different backgrounds who lobby Congress for peace and justice. Join us and we will let you know each week what you can do to change policy in Washington."
  • Friends World Committee for Consultation  Icon
    "Friends World Committee for Consultation is the umbrella organisation for the 400,000+ Friends, often called Quakers, around the world. Our purpose is to encourage fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends."
  • Quaker United Nations Office  Icon
    "The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) serves as a Quaker presence at the United Nations (UN), representing Friends’ concerns at the international level, with offices at UN headquarters in New York, as well as in Geneva."
  • Monthly Meetings in North America: A Quaker Index  Icon
    This site attempts to record basic historical information about every monthly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends that has ever existed in North America.
  • Quaker History  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
    This journal presents scholarly articles on all aspects of the Society of Friends in the past. It is indexed in Historical Abstracts from 1960 to the present. Paper indexes and the journal from 1906 are available in the Quaker Collection.
  • Quaker Heritage Press  Icon
    Online selected historical Quaker texts. No page images available.
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    Provides selected articles of Quaker issues in the news as well as links to Friends in different spheres of current culture. This is a dense site that can be browsed or searched successfully.
  • Quaker Necrology Index  Icon
    This card catalog indexes death notices that have appeared in selected Quaker journals since 1828.
  • Quakers in the News  Icon
    Twice per month, QiN sorts and publishes the collected attributes of current general interest news mentioning Friends. Citations are clearly provided as well as easy links to the news piece, itself.

Quaker Studies Librarians

Ann Upton
Haverford College
Profile & Guides
Chris Densmore
Swarthmore College
Profile & Guides

Quaker Libraries

  • Britain Yearly Meeting Library, London  Icon
  • Friends Collection, Earlham College  Icon
  • Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College  Icon
  • Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College  Icon
  • The Quaker Collection, Haverford College  Icon

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