Basic Information

ATLA Religion Database (Harvard Login)

 ATLA Religion Database covers articles, essays, and book reviews in the field of religion.  The content includes all religions and all theological points of view.  

If you do not find the exact information you need, try other databases that cover the study of religion.   Academic Search PremierBibliography of Asian StudiesChristian Periodical IndexIndex IslamicusIndex to Jewish PeriodicalsNew Testament AbstractsOld Testament Abstracts, Social Science Premium Collection and Philosopher's Index.






Searching the ATLA Religion Database


Keyword Search:

Enter search terms in one or more Find box.

Boolean operators (And, Or, Not) can also be included in your search.

For more precise results, click a field code from the pull-down menu.  For example, AU Fiorenza will find records that contain Fiorenza in the Author field.

Screen shot of yhe pull-down menu of field codes

Publications Search

Click the Publications button on the blue toolbar near the top-left corner of the page.

Enter a journal title in the Browsing box, and click the browse button.

Mark the box next to the journal title(s) you seek and click Search.

The most recent articles will display at the top of your screen. Browsing current articles in key journals is one great way to increase your awareness of current scholarship.





Screen shot of a search of a particular journal title


Click the Scriptures button on the blue toolbar.


Select a biblical book, or choose Expand for a more specific chapter and verse citation. 



Screen shot of a listing of works on particular chapters or verses of a biblical book

Print, Email, Cite, Share, Export or Save Results


Once you have completed a search, open the record and use the options on the right side of the record.

Screen shot of the options listed on the right side of a record



Locating Full-Text Articles


When you see either “HTML Full Text” or “PDF Full Text” below a citation,

the article is only a click away.

If there is no link, click the  button

Screen shot of an article with a Find it at Harvard link