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Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives:
A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia

Table of Contents - Preface/Acknowledgements - Abbreviations
Lists of Entries: District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia

The Catholic University of America
Religious Studies/Philosophy Library

Address: 314 Mullen Library
620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20064
Telephone Number: (202) 319-5088
Fax Number: (202) 319-4735
Contact Persons: Dustin Booher, Religious Studies Librarian
Internet Catalog Address:

Access Policies

Hours of Service: Hours of service depend on the time of year.
Researchers are advised to call ahead for a current schedule.
Open to the public: Yes
Photocopying:: Yes
Interlibrary loan: Yes
Reference Policy:
The Library is open to the public with proper identification.

In addition to on-site reference, the Library provides limited reference service via mail and telephone; referrals are made to local resources where applicable.

Borrowing Privileges:
The Library is not a lending library.

OCLC, Washington Research Library Consortium, Washington Theological Consortium.

Background Note:
The Library was founded in 1889.
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Description of Collections

Books and monographs:
The Library has about 250,000-300,000 volumes. The collections are oriented to Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic religious materials. There is an especially strong Canon Law collection with extensive holdings in theology, church history, biblical studies, and religious education. There are also collections of materials in Eastern Orthodoxy, Judaism, Anglicanism, Protestantism, and other religions where needed to support the collection.

Periodicals and newspapers:
There are 960 current subscriptions. The subject focus of these journals mirrors that of the book collection.

Databases, CD-ROMS, and other machine-readable sources:
Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature, ATLA Religion with ATLA Serials, Bibleworks, Bibliographie de la Philosophie, Canon Law Abstracts, Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, Collected Works of Thomas Aquinas, Index Philosophicus, In Principio: Incipit Index of Latin Texts, International Medieval Bibliography, ITER, Ius Canonicum Et Iurisprudentia Rotalis, KanonesJ, Latin Bibliography 15th Century to 1999, Library of Latin Texts, Monumenta Germaniæ Historica, New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, OriginsPlus, Osservatore Romano, Past Masters (Anselm, Aristotle, Aquinas, Augustine, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, and Sidgwick), Patrologia Latina, Patrologiæ Græcæ, Philosopher's Index, Poiesis: Philosophy Online, Repertoire Biliographique de la Philosophie, Religious and Theological Abstracts, Thesaurus Linguæ Graecæ, Thesaurus Linguæ Latinæ, and Thomæ Aquinatis Opera Omnia.

Subject Headings

Anglican Communion; Biblical studies; Canon law; Catholic Church; Catholic Church--History; Catholic Church--United States--History; Catholic theology; Christian theology; Church history; Eastern Catholic Church; Eastern Orthodox Church; Judaism; Protestants; Religious education; Theological education

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