Electronic Resources

For Harvard Divinity School Alumni

The library provides licensed access to degree-holding alumni of HDS to ATLASerials®, an online collection of full-text scholarly journals in the field of religion. This resource is the alumni version of the ATLA Religion Database.

To obtain access to ATLASerials®, it is first necessary to register with the Office of Development and External Relations.  Please send an email to alums@hds.harvard.edu that includes your full name and degree year. After a member of the staff has verified that you are a graduate of the School, you will be sent login information to access the database.  Please contact a research librarian for assistance in using ATLASerials®.  Access to ATLASerials® is for alumni personal use only. Alumni may not share access with others.

For All Harvard Alumni

The Harvard Library provides access to selection of online resources including EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition,  JSTOR, the
Oxford English Dictionary, Project Muse and Sage journals. Alumni may access these licensed electronic resources by using their HarvardKey account. For a complete list of resources and information about obtaining a HarvardKey account, see this page on the Harvard Library website.

Openly Available Resources

The following openly available resources may be of interest to alumni of Harvard Divinity School:

Abzu: Abzu is a guide to networked open access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world.

Association of Religious Data Archives (ARDA): The ARDA allows you to interactively explore the highest quality data on American and international religion using online features for generating national profiles, maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other summary reports.

Congregational Resource Guide: An effort of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations  and funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc., the Congregational Resource Guide exists to help congregational leaders connect with resources that will enable them to face challenges and foster vitality in their communities of faith.

DASH: Harvard's open access repository for research by Harvard community members. DASH includes scholarly articles and some theses and dissertations.

Google Book Search: Andover-Harvard Theological Library's participation in the Harvard-Google Project contributed to the availability of out-of-copyright books on religion, especially in the areas of biblical studies, hymnody, Christian social reform, missions, and world religions; historical works from the Congregational, Unitarian, and Universalist traditions are especially well represented.

Hartford Institute for Religion Research: This site has summaries of current religion research by Hartford Institute for Religion Research faculty as well as the research done by other sociologists of religion. It also includes the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Society.

New Testament Gateway: This is a comprehensive directory of academic Internet resources related to the New Testament.

Online Critical Pseudepigrapha: This site, an electronic publication of the Society of Biblical Literature, provides online access to the texts of the Pseudepigrapha in their original (or extant) languages and with critical apparatus.

Perseus Digital Library: Perseus is a digital library whose flagship collection covers the history, literature, and culture of the Greco-Roman world.

The Revised Common Lectionary: The online Revised Common Lectionary is a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion: The Wabash Center site has resources for the teaching of theology and religion in North American theological schools, colleges, and universities. Especially helpful is the Wabash Center Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, a selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are teaching or studying religion and theology at the undergraduate or graduate level.

WorldCat®: The largest collection of library catalogs, WorldCat® helps you search for an item in libraries near you.