Electronic Databases

About ATLA

Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of nearly 1,000 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services in support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA’s ecumenical membership represents many religious traditions and denominations.


ATLASerials® (ATLAS®)

ATLASerials® (ATLAS®) is an online full-text collection of major religion and theology journals used by libraries, librarians, religion scholars, theologians, and clergy.

How to access:  Please note that most of ATLA’s products are not directly accessible through this website.  Two exceptions are the free databases, Research in Ministry® (RIM®) and Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI).  If you are looking for journal articles, abstracts or bibliographic information, ATLA’s subscription products are available only  through a database aggregator.  For more information, visit Product Access Options and Guidance. For information about institutional library subscriptions, contact EBSCO Publishing, www.ebscohost.com, or Ovid, www.ovid.com.


About Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.  Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world’s leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE’s scholarly journal content.

  • High quality, peer-reviewed, stable contentContent written by the most prestigious authors and scholars in their fields
  • Books and journals from non-profit scholarly publishers, including university presses and societies
  • Once content goes online in MUSE, it stays online, permanently

User-friendly platform for research and discovery

  • Search books and journals in one place and at the same time
  • Linking relationships with indexing/abstracting/search services facilitate access to MUSE content
  • Alerts and social networking options for sharing discoveries with colleagues
  • Free access to book and journal Tables of Contents and sample full-text journal articles and book chapters without a subscription.




The JSTOR Religion & Theology Collection covers the history and philosophy of religious thought spanning traditions, periods, and critical approaches. The collection contains more than 80 titles, drawn exclusively from existing JSTOR Arts & Sciences collections. It supports religious studies research as well as scholarship in archaeology, literature, philosophy, and more. More than 30 journals in the collection are dedicated to the general study of religion. Another 30 journals are focused on Christianity studies. Theology journals are well represented. Religion & Theology offers more than 15 journals whose archives on JSTOR extend over 100 years. More than a dozen journals are from outside of the United States, including clusters from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy.