ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, New Testament Abstracts, and Old Testament Abstracts all have a Scripture Search function. This page will demonstrate how to use Scripture Search in these databases and how to search by Scripture in Christian Periodical Index.
ATLA Religion Index with ATLASerials offers a Scripture Citation Index which browses scriptures cited in an article citation.
Click on Scriptures in the EBSCOhost menu bar.
Old Testament Abstracts and New Testament Abstracts offer a Scripture Citation Index which browses scriptures cited in a particular article citation.
Click Scripture in the EBSCOhost menu bar.
The following screen will appear.
Searching for the chapter followed by a colon, such as Isaiah 6: will take you directly to Isaiah 6:1.
After selecting specific scripture passages, click Search at the top of the page to view article citations containing these scripture passages.
In Christian Periodical Index, exact Bible references may be used in an Advanced Search.
When searching Christian Periodical Index enter Bible subject headings in the following format:
Bible. N.T. Book of the Bible. or Bible. O.T. Book of the Bible.
To search for a specific chapter, enter the chapter number using Roman numerals as in the example below.
Sometimes a scripture search may produce a large number of results or you wish to focus on a specific subject as covered in a specific passage. Combining a scripture search with a subject or keyword search allows you to do that. There are two ways to do this.
1. Complete a scripture search as described in any of the databases described on this page.
After completing the search, look to the left of the search results and click the link Subjects. Click the link Show More to view all the subjects.
2. Complete a scripture search as described on this page. Click Advanced Search to enter the scripture search in the Advanced Search form. Then you may enter the subject or keyword of your choosing in the additional search boxes.