Catholic Studies Research Guide

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Catholic Studies Reference Books

Reference books for Catholic Studies include:

New Catholic Encyclopedia
call number: BX841 .N44 2003eb
This 15 volume, second edition features revised and new articles. Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.

The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History
call number: Ref BX1406.2 .E53 1997
A unique, single volume, alphabetically arranged reference source with entries for influential persons and significant events in American Catholicism during the period from Columbus to the present.

Dictionary of Popes and the Papacy
call number: Ref BX955.3 .L4913 2001
Includes short biographical entries for all popes and antipopes on historical record as well as entries covering theological, canonical, and institutional roles of papacy. Includes references, a chronological list of popes and a bibliography of select works.