This guide explains how to use the ATLA Religion Database to locate journal articles, essays, sermons, and book reviews in the field of religion. It includes videos that demonstrate how to search for research on sacred texts, including the Bible.
This guide is intended to orient the user to selected resources for the study of the Bible at Andover-Harvard Theological Library and in online resources licensed by the Harvard Library. It is written for Harvard library users and non-Harvard users interested in the type of information we can provide. It includes finding biblical texts, scholarly commentary in books and articles, and additional sources of information (atlases, concordances, and dictionaries).
Although there are many sermons in the Andover-Harvard Theological Library collection, tracking down sermons by topic can be challenging. This guide offers assistance in locating sermons on a Biblical passage, of a historical period, on a theme, or by denominational affiliation.
This guide is intended to help Harvard students and researchers better understand how Google works, how to use a variety of search operators, and how to navigate Google Scholar, a special flavor of Google specifically designed for searching scholarly literature.