ATLA Religion Database

This database is an essential resource for religious and theological studies, providing bibliographic records covering topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history and religion in social issues. Indexed journals are selected for inclusion according to their scholarly merit and scope.

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At a Glance

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ATLA Religion Database

Content Includes

  • More than 2.1 million records
  • Indexing of more than 1,900 journals, over 750 of which are currently being indexed
  • More than 270,000 essay records
  • More than 700,000 review records
  • More than 340,000 book records

Fundamental for college and university core collections supporting serious scholarship in religious and theological studies through programs in history, theology, religion, philosophy, sociology, and other disciplines.

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Comprehensive Coverage

Updated monthly, ATLA Religion Database (ATLA RDB) contains over 2.1 million indexed records covering the research literature of religion in many languages. Most coverage spans from 1908 to the present, while an ambitious retrospective indexing project provides citations of select titles back to their original publication date. Bibliographic records represent scholarship on major religions, faiths, denominations and languages.


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