AtlaSerials® (Atlas®) is an online full-text collection of major religion and theology journals used by libraries, librarians, scholars, students, and religious leaders.
Atla products and partner products are made available on the EBSCOhost research interface by subscribing libraries and are not available directly through the Atla website.
More than 691,000 records
* 370+ journal titles
Electronic collection of journals plus bibliographic citations, featuring PDFs, with searchable texts of articles and reviews
Bible, archaeology, and antiquities; human culture and society; church history, mission, and ecumenism; pastoral ministry; world religions and religious studies; theology, philosophy, and ethics
A concurrent subscription to the Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB®) is required for academic institutions (four-year colleges, graduate schools, universities, and seminaries).
Special rates are available for community college, special, and public libraries; high schools; churches; and communities of worship.
The prerequisite is waived for schools and libraries in eligible developing countries.
Learn more about the evaluation process and criteria considered by Atla in selecting content for inclusion in our full-text products.
Learn more or request a trial from the EBSCO website
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What if I am a student trying to get access to the databases?
If you are a current student or researcher, you will not be able to gain access to our subscription databases (Atla Religion Database, Atlas, and Atlas PLUS) via our website. You will need to contact your institution's library. Please note, membership does not include subscriptions or access to our subscription products.
What is the difference between Atlas and Atlas PLUS?
Atlas PLUS is a full-text collection that includes more than 560 journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology, with content in more than 20 languages from more than 35 different countries.
Atlas PLUS contains all of the 370+ full-text Atlas journals and by purchasing an upgrade to Atlas PLUS from Atlas, sites will gain access to more than 190 additional full-text titles.
What is the license and economic model for Atla’s full-text products? Are Atlas and Atlas PLUS available for purchase as perpetual access?
Atla full-text products, Atlas and Atlas PLUS, contain licensed publisher-provided content, but Atla does not own the intellectual property rights for this content. No title or ownership passes to subscribing institutions, because Atla and our database aggregator only license databases for use by their customers. We also strongly believe in promoting the purchase of publisher journal subscriptions, which we view to be complementary resources to database subscriptions. For these reasons, Atlas and Atlas PLUS are not available for purchase as perpetual access.
Is Atlas PLUS offered for sites in developing countries and for alumni?
Yes, Atlas PLUS subscriptions are available for alumni programs and sites in developing countries. Please contact your EBSCO representative.
Do journals ever drop out of Atla’s full-text products?
Atla has a very successful rate of retaining journals in its full-text products. When journals change ownership, or other circumstances require a license to be re-negotiated, Atla works with publishers to secure their continued participation. If a journal withdraws from a full-text collection, Atla can no longer add new full-text, but, in the case of most titles, retains the right to continue providing content already posted to the database.
What are Atla’s plans for the long-term preservation of content in Atla’s full-text products?
Some of the preservation work Atla staff members perform for full-text products includes:
- Creating high-resolution tiff files according to accepted archival guidelines, which can be migrated to other formats if needed.
- Creating and ensuring the integrity of multiple redundant backups of digital files.
Learn more about this ongoing initiative on our blog.
How do I update permalinks in LibGuides and syllabi now that we’ve upgraded to Atla Religion Database with Atlas PLUS?
You will need to update any URLs that link to a specific database since each link points to a specific database shortcode and the new databases have different shortcodes. Find shortcodes for all EBSCO databases, including Atla research tools. You may be able to use a "find and replace" function in your documents to making updating your URLs easier and faster. For example, find "db=rfh" and replace with "db=isdar". Examples of permalinks:
- Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB®) with AtlaSerials® (Atlas®)
- Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials PLUS® (Atlas PLUS®)
If your URL points to a profile or group, and that’s how a user accesses the database, then you will not need to update your URLs; nothing about the profile or database shortcode will be changing. If you have further questions, please contact EBSCO Product Support by calling 1-800-758-5995 or by completing the EBSCO online email form.
What if I have a correction to submit?
Please complete the Atla Product Data Correction form.