Old Testament Abstracts (OTA) is produced by ATLA in partnership with the Catholic Biblical Association. All abstracts are in English regardless of the language of the original work. Sources are predominantly journal articles but also include books, essays, and software.

Database Details

Total Number of Records

More than 67,000

Update Frequency

Annually (April)

Type of Records

Abstracts of articles, essays, and software and more than 8,800 book summaries

Coverage Areas

Antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, and philology

Title List(s)

Ex​cel (8-2018)​​

Prerequisite or Companion Databases

Companion: New Testament Abstracts (NTA)

Access and Subscription Information

ATLA products and partner products are made available on the EBSCOhost research interface through subscribing libraries and are not available directly through the ATLA website.

Student, scholar, researcher, faculty, or religious leaders conducting research in the field of religion and theology who is currently accessing ATLA products through a library or interested in learning how to access ATLA products

Library supporting scholarship in religion and theology currently providing patrons access to ATLA products or interested in subscribing to provide patrons with access to ATLA products

More Information

For more information or to request a trial, visit OTA on the EBSCO website. 

​​​​​