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Finding Stuff in the ATLA Religion Database w/ ATLAS

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Michelle Spomer

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Transcript of Finding Stuff in the ATLA Religion Database w/ ATLAS

What's a Library Database?
Why should you care about this tutorial?
Finding Stuff in the ATLA Religion Database w/ ATLAS

You will figure out...

...why APU databases are great sources of info

...how to find journal articles and essays (in books) that have something to do with particular Bible verses

...what to do when you see something great in your list of results, but can't view it online

....how to make your professors very, very happy
Find Info on Mark 9:24
Click on the Expand links for book and chapter, and then on Verse 24
Getting to the Databases: Library Website
http://www.apu.edu/library/
All Databases
Choose database by name or by subject
Your Librarian
Michelle Spomer
mspomer@apu.edu
626.387.5777
ATLA Religion Database with ATLAS
Click on Scriptures
Theology Databases
Click on ATLA Religion Database with ATLAS
Your List of Results
Change from sorting by Relevance to Date Newest
What's In Your Results List?
This database will mainly provide journal articles and book essays
What's In Your Results List?
Click on the item title for more useful stuff
Other Search Suggestions
Search Bible verses for particular topics
Narrow Your Results
Add limits: scholarly/peer reviewed, language, date
By adding the scholarly/peer-reviewed limit, the number of results goes down to about 1000
Narrow Your Results
Click 'Show More' and select English from the Language menu
Finding More Stuff
Use Full Text Finder and ArticleReach to get full text articles
Finding More Stuff
Request an article through ArticleReach or see if it's in the APU libraries' print collections and make a copy
Narrow Your Results
Add limits: scholarly/peer reviewed, language, date
By adding the English language limit, the number of results goes down to about 850
Narrow Your Results
Add limits: scholarly/peer reviewed, language, date
By adding the publication date limit, the number of results goes down to about 650
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