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CMLT New Students: Scripture Search

How To - Scripture Search

Are you researching a specific biblical verse or passage? There is a search function in the EBSCO databases specifically for scripture searching.

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  • Sign in with using your firstname.lastname and the last 5 digits of your library barcode. Once logged in select Religion and Theology Databases. If you do not know your library barcode number, please contact the library at ptslibrary@ptstulsa.edu or 918-270-6437.

Screenshot of the EBSCOhost landing page with a purple box around Religion and Theology Databases.


Select either the Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials Plus, New Testament Abstracts, or Old Testament Abstracts. Please note that the Scripture Search Tool will only work in one database at a time.

A screenshot of the Atla Religion Database, New Testament Abstracts database, and Old Testament Abstracts database.


  • Choose Scriptures from the menu at the top of the page to open the Atla Hierarchical Scripture Authority Database. From here you'll be able to select either the book you want to research or click Expand to narrow your search by chapter, and then by passage.

A screenshot of the menu options in the Atla Religion database. There is a purple box around the word "Scriptures".

A screenshot of the Scripture Search or Atla Hierarchival Scripture Authority database.A screenshot of the scripture search tool showing a narrowed search of Genesis at the chapter level.A screenshot from the scripture search tool showing a narrowed search for Genesis Chapter 1 at the verse level.