Alumni Services

About The ATLAS Database

Your degree program may be finished, but your education continues.

Acadia Divinity College is committed to equipping our Alumni long after they’ve crossed the stage, degree in hand. We are excited to announce a new program which will provide you with the highest quality resources available today. Beginning January 2018, every graduate of an Acadia Divinity College degree, certificate, or diploma will have access to the ATLA Religion Database® for life!

Rev. John E. Campbell
Director of Development
PHONE: 1-902-585-2218EMAIL: john.campbell@acadiau.ca

The American Theological Library Association Serials Database (ATLAS®) is an online full-text collection of major religion and theology journals used by libraries, librarians, scholars, students, and religious leaders worldwide. It is part of the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), which is the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion, with coverage from 1949 and retrospective indexing for several journal issues as far back as the nineteenth century. Journals are selected for inclusion according to their scholarly merit and scope. The fact that many publishers solicit the inclusion of their journals in ATLA RDB® is indicative of the stature it has achieved in the community of religion scholars.

This service provides you access to more than 3.5 million resources, including its electronic collection. You will have access to over 587,000 full-text PDFs, with searchable texts of journals, articles, and reviews on a wide range of subjects in the field of religion. You can search the database by topic or by specific scripture verse making this resource a highly valuable tool you will use on a regular basis.

3.5 million+ 
Cost to You
For Life

Register For Access

To gain access to the ATLA Religion Database® fill out the online form on this page.

You will receive an automated email confirming your registration once you complete the form. You will receive your login information in 1-2 business days after your application has been verified.

Please note: Only individuals who have completed a degree, certificate, or diploma from Acadia Divinity College (or from the Faculty of Theology of Acadia University previous to 1968) may access this resource. Current students can access ATLAS through the Acadia University Library with their student information.

  • SIgn Up

    Please supply us with your full name, email address, and graduation year to gain access to the ATLA Religion Database®
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    Help us stay in touch with you by providing your current contact information. We use this information only for College purposes.
  • Submit Registration

  • By clicking below I understand that access to the ATLA Religion Database® is intended for alumni of Acadia Divinity College only and is provided to me free of charge. I agree to not share my account information.

Support For ATLAS

To get the most out of the ATLAS Database we recommend that you watch this video created by Dr. Danny Zacharias. It will help you understand how to search the database in a variety of ways. For more information on ATLAS, check out Dr. Zacharias blog post, or feel free to contact him directly.