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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Theology and Religious Studies

Locate core research resources in theology, religious studies, Biblical studies, and ethics

Catholic-focused Research Databases

These Catholic-focused resources should be supplemented with those listed in the other sections of this Research Guide in order to thoroughly search for information on a topic.

Reference Sources

Archival Collections at Loyola University Chicago

University Archives and Special Collections, housed in Cudahy Library, includes strong collections on Jesuit educators, Catholic organizations, and Chicago history.  The Women and Leadership Archives, housed in Piper Hall, includes collections on feminist theology and theologians, social justice activism and advocates, and women in religious education.  (View a list of the theologians whose papers are in the collection.)

Vatican Website Search Strategies

The English language Vatican website includes its own search feature but you may find that Google's advance search more readily finds the information you are seeking.

The screen image below illustrates a few strategies to try: