Access Information for Students, Scholars, Researchers, & Clergy
Are you conducting research in the field of religion and theology? Our research tools are used by students, scholars, researchers, faculty, and religious leaders in thousands of libraries in more than seventy countries! If you are looking for journal articles or bibliographic information, our research tools are the place to start.
Atla Products & Partner Products
Atla creates trusted research tools for the scholarly study of religion and theology. These include Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB®), the premier index in all fields of religion, as well as AtlaSerials® (Atlas®) and AtlaSerials PLUS® (Atlas PLUS®), the go-to full-text collections of journals in diverse areas of religion and theology. We also oversee historical archives initiatives and work with several publishing partners to offer electronic versions of specialized bibliographic and reference products.
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Atla products and partner products are made available on the EBSCOhost research interface for students, scholars, and researchers to access through subscribing libraries worldwide.
Access to Atla products and partner products is not available through the Atla website, and membership in our professional association does not include access to our products.
Students, Staff, & Faculty of Colleges, Universities, Seminaries, and Schools
You may be able to access Atla products and partner products through your school or institutional library. Check your library website or contact your librarian to find out if your library subscribes and learn how to gain access.
You may be able to access Atla products through your alma mater. Over one hundred academic institutions subscribe to Atla Alum products to provide their alumni/ae the ability to access the same Atla products they used as students. Institutions provide this access to maintain long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with graduates of their institution. Check to see if your alma mater subscribes to Atla Religion Database for Alum, Atlas for Alum, or Atlas PLUS for Alum.
Clergy & Congregational Staff
Many academic institutions subscribe specifically to Atla Alum products to serve their alumni. Your alma mater may participate, check to see if they subscribe to Atla Religion Database for Alum, Atlas for Alum, or Atlas PLUS for Alum.
If you don’t have access through your alma mater, as a member of the clergy or administrative staff member of a church or congregation of worship you may individually subscribe to Atlas or Atlas PLUS on the EBSCOhost research interface. Subscriptions are handled directly through EBSCO, including orders, payments, licenses, and account set-up/logins. If you are interested in subscribing, use the EBSCO Contact Us form. Due to popular demand, it may take up to five business days for EBSCO to respond to your inquiry.
Onsite Visitors to Academic & Public Libraries
You may be able to access Atla products and partner products through your local academic or public library. Check the library websites or contact the librarian to find out if the library subscribes to Atla products and partner products. You may be able to access Atla products and partner products as a guest user while physically visiting the library. Check with the library to confirm their guest user policy before you visit.
Membership in Atla’s professional association does not include access to Atla’s products. Individual, Student, and Retired members must access Atla products and partner products through a subscribing library. Do not apply for membership in Atla if you are seeking access to Atla’s products or partner products. If you have specific questions, contact us for additional guidance.
Free Atla Member-Created Resources
Atla members collaboratively create resources that are freely available for students and scholars to use. Discover the richness of members’ digital collections and graduate-level research in these resources.