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ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®) 

The ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®) is the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion, with coverage from 1949 and retrospective indexing for some journal issues as far back as the nineteenth century. Journals are selected for inclusion according to their scholarly merit and scope. The fact that many publishers solicit the inclusion of their journals in ATLA RDB is indicative of the stature it has achieved in the community of religion scholars.


Total number of records: 1.82 million+, including the following:

  • 598,000+ journal article records
  • 250,600+ essay records from 18,000+ multi-author works
  • 551,900+ book reviews of 282,800+ books
  • 1,713 journal titles, 552 of which are currently indexed

Update frequency: quarterly--February, May, August and November

Type of records: bibliographic records of scholarship representing major religions, faiths, denominations, and languages

Coverage areas: Bible, archaeology, and antiquities; human culture and society; church history, missions, and ecumenism; pastoral ministry; world religions and religious studies; theology, philosophy, and ethics

Title lists

Submitting material for inclusion: Content providers and publishers looking to contribute copies of their material for possible inclusion in ATLA Products are encouraged to visit the For Content Providers/Publishers page.

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