Spotlight On: ATLA Scripture Search

June 14, 2010 – 8:05 AM

The ATLA Religion Database is one of the best resources for searching for scholarly publications on religious topics.  Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), it indexes bibliographic citations to articles in 650 journals and other works, and covers topics including ethics, history of religions, church and state, religious education, liturgy, denominations, cults and sects, hermeneutics and methodology, war and religion, science and religion, and literature and religion.

One of its lesser-known features is an index allowing you to search for publications about specific books and chapters of the Bible, called “Scripture Search.”  To get there, click on the link for “Scriptures” at the top of the screen.

You’ll get a page listing books of scripture.  Click on a title of a book to search for all citations about that book, or click “Expand” to single out one specific chapter.

Then you can search for citations about a chapter or expand even further to search for citations about individual verses within a chapter.

There are 87 citations for articles about this verse!  (It’s an important one – Eve and the serpent in the Garden of Eden.)

Check out ATLA and our other research databases for Religion on the subject page!  Need help with them?  Ask a Librarian!

Post a Comment