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Dictionaries & Commentaries
NALM - National Association for Lay Ministry
The National Association for Lay Ministers is a professional organization that supports, educates and advocates for lay ministers and promotes the development of lay ministry in the Catholic Church.
NCYAMA - National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association
The mission of the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA) is to drive excellence and growth in the ministry to and evangelization of young adults in their late teens, twenties, and thirties, married and single, in the Catholic Church.
NFCYM - National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
The NFCYM participates in the mission of the Catholic Church by advocating for and supporting Catholic youth ministry on the national, diocesan, and local level. As a professional organization of affiliated dioceses and collaborating members.
The Holy See
Official Vatican web site. Several languages supported. News services, Church
documents, information on the Popes and departments of the Roman Curia.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Official organization of the Catholic hierarchy in the U.S. A canonical entity
governing the church, and a public policy arm
Additional resources may be found by using the Research Guide for:
e-Book research guide
The LUC Libraries provides access to several different e-book collections. Not all e-book titles are searchable in one online resource but many are in the catalog.
EBSCO eBooks This link opens in a new window
Full-text ebooks, including reference books, scholarly monographs, university press publications and consumer books.
Full-text of over 1566 scholarly books and over 24,000 chapters published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Includes the Oxford Press Encyclopedia of Psychology, and 50 classic books in psychology dating from the early 19th century
Journals & Databases
ATLA Historical Monographs Collection
ALTA represents a core collection of works in history, theology, religion, sociology, political science and other disciplines from the 13th Century through to 1893. (1200-1893)
Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials This link opens in a new window
Index of journal articles, book reviews, and essay collections related to Catholicism, religion, and theology. Includes the integration of the Atla Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. Coverage: 1949 - present.
Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Index of dissertations and theses with abstracts and full-texts. Coverage: 1861-present.
Gale Virtual Reference Library This link opens in a new window
Multidisciplinary collection of full-text reference ebooks.
PsycArticles This link opens in a new window
Full-text articles from journals covering general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology. Coverage: 1894 - present.
PsycINFO This link opens in a new window
Indexes literature in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. Updated weekly. Coverage: 1800s - present.
Image Collection Subject Guide
This guide highlights image collections subscribed to by the Loyola University Libraries and selected collections openly available on the Web.
Online Video Resources Subject Guide
This guide provides access to licensed video collections at Loyola, as well as web resources that may be accessed via the Internet.