EBSCO and ATLA Announce 11 Separate Thematic Series of ATLA Historical Monographs Collection

~ Subject-Specific Subsets Will Fine-Tune Religious Research and Scholarship ~

IPSWICH, Mass.March 5, 2015 — Religion and theology scholars can focus their research on the era and topics that most closely fit their fields of study, now that EBSCO Information Services has partnered with ATLA to offer 11 thematic series of the ATLA Historical Monographs Collection.

These archival collections provide researchers with specialized content focused on religious thought and practice. Content spans from the 13th century through 1922, with the majority of documents originating in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Researchers can view all of the typography, graphics and drawings as they were originally presented, which provides context and perspective to religion in American and World History. The following 11 thematic series are available:

  • Biblical Research Perspectives, 1516 – 1922
  • Catholic Engagements with the Modern World, 1487 – 1918
  • Christian Preaching, Worship, and Piety, 1559 – 1919
  • Global Religious Traditions, 1760 – 1922
  • Global Theological Perspectives, 1322 – 1922
  • Islam in the Modern World, 1804 – 1918
  • Jewish Studies Perspectives, 1800 – 1918
  • Missions and Missionaries Around the World, 1611 – 1922
  • Perspectives on Ancient Civilizations, 1200 – 1922
  • Religion and Social Change, 1723 – 1921
  • Religious Leaders and Thinkers, 1516 – 1922

ATLA Director of Business Development, Margot Lyon, says that these collections were created to provide comprehensive content for specific subjects. “We are delighted to offer these new subject-specific subsets to the academic community. These collections were carefully curated by subject-matter experts and offer in-depth coverage in a variety of disciplines.”

ATLA Historical Monographs Collection will also prove valuable to historians and other academics researching disciplines such as political science, sociology, spirituality, philosophy and other areas where religion has been historically intertwined in the social, political and economic fabric of society.

About ATLA
Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products and services for theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. For more information visit http://www.atla.com/.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to nearly 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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