ATLA Religion Database


The Religion Database, published by ATLA (American Theological Library Association), is an index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Coverage is from 1949 with retrospective indexing for some journal issues as far back as the nineteenth century. More than 1.9 million records are included.

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The Licensee is authorized to provide on-site access through the Sites to the Databases to any Authorized User. The Licensee and Sites are authorized to provide remote access to the Databases only to their patrons as long as security procedures are undertaken that will prevent remote access by institutions, employees at non-subscribing institutions or individuals, that are not parties to the Agreement who are not expressly and specifically granted access by EBSCO. Licensee and Authorized Users agree to abide by the Copyright Act of 1976 as well as any contractual restrictions, copyright restriction, or other restrictions provided by publishers and specified in the Databases. Pursuant to these terms and conditions, the Licensee and Authorized Users may download or print limited copies of citations, abstracts, full text or portions thereof provided the information is used solely for personal, non-commercial use. Licensee and Authorized Users may create printouts of materials retrieved through the Database via on-line printing, off-line printing, facsimile or electronic mail. All reproduction and distribution of such printouts, and all downloading and electronic storage of materials retrieved through the Products shall be for internal or personal use. Notwithstanding the restriction [in Prohibited Use], this paragraph shall not restrict the use of the materials under the doctrine of "fair use" as defined under the laws of the United States.
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