Research Resources

Welcome to the Research Resources section of the ASTR website! We have gathered a variety of resources for a researcher doing any level of research. If you have a resource you think we should ask, or just have a question, please send an email to archives@gc.adventist.org.

Right arrow icon Official Church Sites

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Seventh-day Adventist Church

This site features the church’s 28 Fundamental Beliefs; official statements on key subjects; Church Manual; links to departments; vital statistics; and directories.

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Adventist News Network

ANN is Adventism’s official news network. On this site is up-to-date news of the global church as well as archived print stories and videos.

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Right arrow icon Books

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GC Archives Online Document Archives

This page contains dozens of free, significant Adventist books for searching and downloading.

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Adventist Pioneer Library

Contained at this link are scores of volumes penned by Adventist pioneers.

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James White Library Search

This database contains a wealth of information on Adventist books and dissertations.

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Complete Books on Black SDA History

This page features numerous volumes on ethnic Adventism.

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Right arrow icon Bibliographies

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Bibliographies by Gary Shearer

This page has numerous bibliographies on different aspects of Adventism.

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Black Seventh-day Adventist Bibliographies

Listed here are volumes produced pertaining to ethnic Adventism.

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LaSierra University Library

Featured are books on Seventh-day Adventist missions.

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Bibliography of Ellen G. White Titles

Here is the bibliographic information for 650 Ellen White books and compilations.

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Right arrow icon Ellen G. White

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Ellen G. White Estate

This site contains brief and useful introductions to Ellen White, Adventist pioneers, and their world; answers to frequently asked questions; links; programs and clips; and study guides.

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Ellen G. White Writings

Available here are the complete published writings of Ellen G. White in a searchable database available in a dozen languages, as well as numerous works by Adventist authors.

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Bibliography of Ellen G. White Titles

Available here are the complete published writings of Ellen G. White in a searchable database available in a dozen languages, as well as numerous works by Adventist authors.

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Selections on Ellen White

At the bottom of this page are seven books treating on the prophetic ministry of Ellen White.

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Right arrow icon Periodicals

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Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index

This site contains a search engine that performs searches of major SDA periodicals by article title, author, subject, or periodical title.

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GC Archives Periodicals

This site contains a search engine that performs searches of major SDA periodicals by article title, author, subject, or periodical title.

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Adventist Heritage Magazine Collection

This selection includes every issue of the only periodical solely devoted to Adventist history, Adventist Heritage.

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Right arrow icon Photos

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Ellen G. White Estate Gallery

This page contains high quality photos of all things Millerite and early Adventist.

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Center for Adventist Research Photograph Database

Available here are thousands of images of Adventist people, places and things.

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Loma Linda University Digital Archives

On this site are pictures mainly of Adventist medical institutions and workers.

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GC Archives Online Images

On these pages are hundreds rare images related to Adventist history and missions.

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BUC Historical Archive Photographs

Here are images of British Adventism.

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GC Communication’s Photostream

This stream displays recent pictures uploaded by General Conference Communications.

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ANN Flickr

This stream displays photographs uploaded by Adventist News Network.

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NAD Flickr

This stream displays photographs uploaded by the North American Division. Icon is called NADbanner.

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Montemorelos University Flickr

This stream displays photographs uploaded by Montemorelos University.

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Archives Adventistes

Scores of high quality photos of Adventist trailblazers in Europe.

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Centro Nacional da Memoria Adventista

A collection of images of Adventist pioneers in South America.

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Right arrow icon Obituaries & Life Sketches

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Seventh-day Adventist Obituary Index

Here is a very comprehensive database of deceased Adventists. Most of the periodical hits can be accessed on adventistarchives.org.

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Biographical Sketches of the Pioneers

Short and concise sketches of SDA trailblazers are featured on this page.

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CAR Manuscript Collections

CAR’s dozens of personal collection registers provide useful biographies at the beginning of each document.

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Black Seventh-day Adventist Obituaries

Dozens of obituaries of black Adventists are available here.

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Pathways of the Pioneers

Find here dozens of entertaining stories about Adventist pioneers.

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Right arrow icon Researcher Forms for the Adventist Archives

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Application to Conduct Research

This Application to Conduct Research is to be used when planning a research visit to the Archives. Instructions are included in the PDF; the application must be on file before your research visit.

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