Friday, October 12, 2012

ATLA Religion Database

October is Theological Libraries Month. Our library is a member of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), a professional association of theological libraries and librarians. Benefits include professional development and publications for our librarians as well as institutional discounts on products such as the ATLA Religion Database – the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Subjects covered include Bible, archaeology, and antiquities; human culture and society; church history, missions, and ecumenism; pastoral ministry; world religions and religious studies; and theology, philosophy, and ethics.

The Darling Library subscribes to the ATLA Religion Database through EBSCOhost which provides a fairly intuitive way of finding articles by scripture references besides the common keyword, subject, and other search terms.

We also subscribe to ATLAS for Alum which gives our alumni access to the ATLA Serials Database. (Learn more on the Alumni LibGuide.)

ATLA also offers two free online databases for which no login is required:
  • Research in Ministry (RIM) indexes and abstracts project reports and theses from more than 50 Doctoral programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

  • The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI) is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries including images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.
Get to know the resources available to you.

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