Produced by the American Theological Library Association, the ATLA Religion Database is a comprehensive index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in religion and theology journals. The database includes indexing for over 1,656 journals (518 currently indexed) and contains over 550,000 article citations.
New to ATLA is the enhanced Scripture Authority File functionality. With the new authority file, the user can browse the books of the bible in canonical order and drill down to the chapter, then verse level. Selecting an entry at the book, chapter, or verse level will execute a search for all records indexed with that book, chapter, or verse.
With the new scripture authority file, users can now conduct a search with expanded scripture reference searching for records indexed with a scripture range. For example, if a user selects Acts in the new scripture authority and expands to Chapter 1 and then expands the search down to Verse 5, they will return records indexed with Acts 1:5 as well as records indexed with Acts 1:1-11 or Acts 1:1-15. (See the sample screen shots below.)
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