Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR)
Established in 1988 and recognized in Italy as a public cultural institution in 1996, CESNUR is an international research center in the field of religious studies and new religious movements.
Cults and New Religious Movements: A Bibliography
Extensive reference list of scholarly literature pertaining to cults and NRMs.
Cults and Religion: Nurelweb
Includes complete texts of selected academic works, an exploration of African religions, and a mailing list: nurel-l.
Online Texts About Cults and New Religious Movements
Extensive listing of links to complete text articles.
Jeffrey K. Hadden's collection of resources covering cults, sects, and new and established religions. Includes profiles and links for over 200 religious movements, discussion of cult group controversies, and teaching course materials.
When Scholars Know Sin: Alternative Religions and Their Academic Supporters
Article by Stephen A. Kent and Theresa Krebs sounds the alarm about trusting researchers being co-opted by the groups they study, thus bringing the social study of religion into disrepute.