ATLA Announces Monthly Updates and Major Product Enhancements


Monthly updates and enhancements to ATLA Religion Database®, ATLASerials®, ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® on EBSCOhost 

June 15, 2015, Chicago, IL – The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is pleased to announce the following product news items: 

Monthly updates for key products in religion and theology: the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), and ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®). Previously updated quarterly, this change will offer more timely updates of content on the EBSCOhost platform.

Thesaurus for Subject Terms in ATLA RDB: a new feature to facilitate searching. With this tool, end users will be able to browse subject terms, such as name, title, topical and geographic subject headings, and use the EBSCOhost "explode" option to add related narrower terms to the search.

Hierarchical Scripture Authority for ATLA CPLI: a new feature offering the same functionality as the scripture authority found in ATLA RDB. Students and scholars seeking content on biblical-related topics will experience greater recall in using this tool, which allows the end user to search by book, chapter, and verse without having to supply the proper syntax.

“Open Access” search limiter for ATLA RDB and ATLA CPLI: a new feature to help end users limit searches to content that is freely available online.

Peer-Reviewed search limiter for ATLA CPLI: a new feature similar to one long in place in ATLA RDB.

ATLA also welcomes a significant number of key titles to ATLA RDB, ATLAS and ATLA CPLI. Read the press release here.

About ATLA (www.atla.com):
Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products and services for theological and religious studies libraries and librarians.