ATLA Religion Database & ATLA Serials (ATLAS)

Learning to use the ATLA Religion Database and ATLA Serials (ATLAS)

How do you find articles in periodicals, or essays within collected works, or book reviews?  The best indexing tool for this information in the field of religious studies is the ATLA Religion Database (RDB).  The ATLA-RDB is available to all users here inside the Library, and to authorized patrons remotely using any computer with internet access and a web browser, using the EBSCOHost interface.

In addition, ATLA-RDB provides full-text access to ATLAS, an online collection of more than 300 major religion and theology journals chosen by leading religion scholars and theologians. Users are able read scanned images of the articles they select, directly through the database.


How to connect to the ATLA database online

On our Library public website, choose Online Databases, under the RESEARCH & RESOURCES tab. Click on ATLA-RDB and ATLAS index and e-journals. If you are on our campus network (in the Library, faculty offices, etc) you will be connected seamlessly to the resource you requested. If you are off campus, you will need to login.

For current students, faculty and staff of Union or BTSR :  If you are off campus, you will be asked to supply your barcode and PIN.  Your barcode is the number printed on your Library card, and your PIN is the first three letters of your last name.

For alumni/ae of Union, PSCE or BTSR :  Please consult the ATLAS for Alumni/ae page and follow the instructions there.