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Catholic Resources

Welcome to this research guide for Catholic resources. There is a large amount of information and research about Catholicism and the Catholic Church available from Gleeson Library and on the web. This guide is an introduction to some of those resources. For more in-depth research, contact us and a librarian can help you with your research.

Websites of some popular Catholic magazines and news sources.

Scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers


When searching for books in Ignacio, the USF library catalog, you can search individuals like Dorothy Day or Francis of Assisi, or you can do "keyword" searches like Catholic Church and sacraments, or you can use broad subject terms, like Catholic Church and you will see subdivisions for the subject Catholic Church. Link+ gives you access to millions of books that you can request from other libraries.

Official Church documents

Catholic Reference Sources

Catholic Research Resources Alliance

The University of San Francisco is part of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, which is a group of institutions whose goal is to "provide enduring global access to Catholic research resources."

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