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ATS Library Religion Database Listings
Use the databases listed below to conduct theological research. If you are unsure where to start, the AtlaSerials PLUS database is a good first-bet for many full-text articles. If you find that you need to broaden your search beyond the databases listed, the "General Databases" in the box at the bottom of the page will help you increase your search results.
Online full-text collection of over 220 major religion and theology journals.
Total content exceeds 380,000 records. Topics covered include (but are not limited to): the Bible; archaeology and antiquities; human culture and society; mission, and ecumenism; pastoral ministry; world religions and religious studies; theology and ethics. Produced by the American Theological Library Association. Dates covered: 1908-present (plus some older content) This database is not included in OneSearch
Index for religious and theological literature, covering topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues.
Contains more than 1.8 million records covering the research literature of religion in over 60 languages. Includes 570,000+ article citations from 1,679 journals; 237,000+ essay citations from 16,800+ multi-author works; 525,000+ book review citations; and a growing number of multimedia citations. Produced by the American Theological Library Association. Dates covered: 1908-present (plus some older content)
Research in Ministry (RIM) is a thesis and dissertation abstract database where users can search for and share the outcomes of research conducted in programs of study related to ministry, theology, and religion.
Provides indexing for evangelical Christian journals.
Covers over 140 titles, indexing approximately 136,170 articles and over 92,000 reviews. Religion, theology, biblical studies, and pastoral theology are prominent subjects. Also provides coverage of journals in other disciplines which put forth a Christian worldview. Database owned by the Association of Christian Librarians. Dates covered: 1976-present. Included in OneSearch
Full-text coverage of over 400 full-text publications in archaeology, anthropology, area studies, ethnic studies, history, language, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and women’s studies.
Dates covered: 1922-present. Included in OneSearch
Features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies.
Abstracts from over 450 journals are included. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology, and much more. A product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. Included in OneSearch. Dates covered: 1978-present
For scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu.
Contains more than 46,000 article abstracts, over 1,600 review abstracts, 17,000 book abstracts, and 61 software abstracts. Each year an additional 2,000 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are selected for inclusion. Approximately 900 books are also summarized annually. A product of a partnership between ATLA and Boston College. Dates covered: 1985-present Included in OneSearch
The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 24,984 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 150 different institutions.
General Academic Database List
The following are a couple more general academic databases offered through Ashland University that you may find helpful. If you would like to view the full list of databases offered to our students via Ashland University, click here.
Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals.
In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Coverage Dates: 1984 -
Academic Search Complete is included in OneSearch
Includes full text of more than 7,000 research journals
Coverage spans the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Many of the library research databases contain citations linking to full-text articles in the EJC. Dates covered: 1800s-present. Included in OneSearch