EBSCO Information Services and ATLA Introduce New and Expanded Product Offerings

~ Comprehensive Tools Designed to Support Scholarly Study of Religion and Theology ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 7, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) announce a new offering, ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™), and the enhancement of their existing offering, ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®). Both resources are available via EBSCO’s EBSCOhost® platform.

ATLAS PLUS provides more than 425 full-text journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology, with full-text content in 16 languages from more than 30 different countries. ATLAS PLUS includes all the titles in ATLA’s original full-text product, ATLASerials® (ATLAS®) and offers an additional 100 full-text titles at launch.

In addition, ATLA is merging ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®) into ATLA RDB. Once a stand-alone product specific to Catholicism, ATLA CPLI content will enhance ATLA RDB with the inclusion of more than 500,000 additional records.

Brenda Bailey-Hainer, ATLA’s Executive Director, observed, “The addition of ATLAS PLUS to the ATLA suite of products demonstrates our commitment to support worldwide scholarly communication in religion and theology. We will continue to add new content to both ATLAS and ATLAS PLUS that further expands the breadth and depth of our full-text coverage of the field.”

ATLAS PLUS is an example of EBSCO’s commitment to offer a variety of subject-specific resources to meet the needs of all researchers. For more information on EBSCO’s extensive collection of resources supporting the study of theology and religion, visit https://www.ebsco.com/who-we-serve/academic-libraries/subjects/religion-philosophy.

About ATLA
Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of more than 800 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services for theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA offers a prestigious product line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology, including the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), and ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™). 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 11,000 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 more than 1,000,000 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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