Welcome to this research guide for Catholic Social Thought. This guide is an introduction to some resources on this topic. For more in-depth research, contact us and a librarian can help you with your research.
Journals, magazines, and newspapers
- Ebsco Religion allows you to search several databases that focus on religious periodicals.
- A news database for finding information about your service organizations, like The Gubbio Project or Faithful Fools
When searching for books in Ignacio, the library catalog, you can search individuals like Dorothy Day or Daniel Berrigan, or you can do "keyword" searches like Catholic Church and homelessness, or you can use subject terms. Some good subject terms are
"Church and social problems"
"Church work with the poor"
"Christian sociology--Catholic Church"
You can also search Link+, which gives you access to millions of books from other libraries that you can borrow.
- The library catalog lets you search across the holdings of Gleeson Library and Zief Law Library, including books, videos, and other materials. Alumni and visitor access.
- Search across more than 60 libraries in California and Nevada, and request available books to be delivered to Gleeson Library in 2-4 business days.
Official Church documents
- Catholic Social TeachingFrom the US Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Seven themes of Catholic Social TeachingFrom the US Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Encyclicals and Documents on Social JusticeGet the full text of Church documents on Catholic Social Thought and social justice
Topic overviews and background information
- Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy byCall Number: BX1753 .E595 2007Publication Date: 2007In Gleeson Library on the lower level
- New Catholic Encyclopedia byPublication Date: 2002An ebook version of the standard New Catholic Encyclopedia