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ATLA Religion Database
ATLA Religion Database
Comprehensive database for religious and theological scholarship. Contains citations from 600+ international journal articles, plus full-text for around 60+ titles. Also indexes book reviews, multi-authored works, and the Methodist Reviews Index.
Searching EBSCO databases (like ATLA)
Academic Search Premier is a general database that contains both popular and scholarly articles from a variety of disciplines and sources. Great place to start if you need to confirm the viability of a topic.
The tips in this video will apply to most other EBSCO databases as well, including SocINDEX, ERIC, , and more. Subject specific databases like those may have some special features like unique limiters, but otherwise they will function the same way. The name of the database will be listed above the search bar:
Ministry Matters is a resource that contains biblical reference tools including the New Interpreter's Bible, lectionary resources, sermon collections, preaching tools, children's sermons, worship resources. Produced by United Methodist Publishing House.
Where to Find Related Articles
Each database is going to have a different focus and strength. To be succesful, you are going to have to try more than one of these.
Academic Search This link opens in a new window
A database that covers all disciplines plus news magazines.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Another general database that has over 100 religion titles as well as journals covering archeology, history, and languages. This doesn't have subject headings and only searches full-text. The more words you search the fewer results you'll get.
JSTOR is a general database that contains primarily full-text scholarly articles from a variety of disciplines. It differs from other UD databases in the fact that it searches the entire full-text of the articles, but has few options for limiting searching and no subject headings. This database is particularly useful when you already know some specifics about your topic.