The Atla Religion Database is the major database for religion and theology. It covers all the major world religions, major denominations, and includes numerous language groups. A unique search option is the ability to search for information on Scripture passages. The Atla Religion Database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.

The Atla Religion Database contains journal articles, book reviews, multimedia, and essays in multi-author works including Festschriften and conference proceedings.

Subjects Included in the Database

  • Christianity
  • Religion
  • Theology
  • Islamic Studies
  • Buddhism
  • Religious Studies
  • World Religions
  • Bible
  • Church History
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Ecumenism
  • Ethics
  • Missions
  • Religion in Social Issues
  • Medieval Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Near Eastern Studies
    (ancient cultures)
  • Archaeology
  • Antiquities

Guides to Using the Database

For instructions, please consult the Atla Religion Database (PDF) handout. To create subject/author/journal title search alerts, consult the Creating Alerts in Ebsco Databases (PDF) handout.

Last updated: November 16, 2023