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Libraries Get Religion! (Database, That Is)

The Rutgers University Libraries has a lot of faith in their latest acquisition - the ATLA Religion Database.

The ATLA Religion Database, produced by the American Theological Association, is a compilation of three print indexes; Religion Index One: Periodicals (RIO(R)), Religion Index Two: Multi-Author Works (RIT(R)), and Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBBR(R)). Covering such topics as Biblical studies, world religions, Church history and religious perspectives on social issues, ATLA Religion Database contains over one million bibliographic records covering the research literature of religion in 26 languages. It includes article citations from 650 journals, essay citations from 14,000 multi-author works, and book review citations.

Covering the indexing period from 1949 to the present, the database is an essential resource for researchers and students in theology as well as in the social sciences, history, and the humanities. The database is divided into indexing for two time groups: 1989-present, and 1949-1988.

Users may access the ATLA Religion Database from the frontpage of the Libraries website, either through IRIS or by following the path Indexes & Databases page / Arts & Humanities / Philospophy & Religion.

Posted March 15, 2001