Atla Religion Database for Alum
Many academic institutions subscribe to Atla for Alum products, such as Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB®) for Alum, to serve their alumni and 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.
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.
See the Atla Religion Database page for details
A subscription to Atla Religion Database is required to subscribe to Atla Religion Database for Alum
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® (Atla RDB®), AtlaSerials® (Atlas®), and AtlaSerials PLUS® (Atlas PLUS®) our website. You will need to contact your institution’s library. Please note: membership does not include subscriptions or access to our subscription products.
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.
How is material selected for inclusion in Atla Religion Database?
View information on the evaluation process for titles to be included in Atla Religion Database.
Who creates the Atla Religion Database index records?
Atla employs a professional staff of Subject Matter Experts who create rich bibliographic records including relevant subject headings for titles indexed in Atla products. Our Subject Matter Experts all have advanced degrees across a range of disciplines in religious studies and theology and work in close to forty languages from Afrikaans to Ugaritic. These experts remain extremely active in their chosen fields by participating in scholarly conferences, developing and teaching courses, and writing, presenting, and publishing original scholarship.
Why do my alums see a version of Atla research tools that is different than what is offered at my library?
Your institution may have chosen to offer different research tools from the Atla on EBSCOhost, making the alum user experience different than the library version. For example, your library might subscribe to Atla Religion Database (index) with Atlas (full-text), but they may only offer alums access to Atlas (full-text). For more information on your institution’s current subscriptions, please fill out this form.