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This group of Catholic reference ebooks can be searched one at a time, or across all books at the same time. Note: we also own hard copies of these in the library.

OFF-CAMPUS: Due to licensing agreements, off-campus access to electronic resources is restricted to current students, faculty and staff. After clicking on the database logo or this link, you will be prompted to enter a password.

ON-CAMPUS: To gain access to this group of ebooks while on campus, just click on the Gale eBooks logo or this link.

New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed.
A comprehensive source for scholarly articles on Catholic teaching, prominent people and related subjects. This set includes the John Paul II Jubilee volume as well as the more recent supplements on “Science and the Church,” “Modern History and the Church,” “Literature and the Arts,” and the 4-volume “Ethics and Philosophy.”

Augustine through the Ages
Presents in-depth articles in an A-Z format, on the life and thought of Saint Augustine of Hippo. Indexes, cross-references, and bibliographies are also provided.

Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (v.1 and v.2)
Over 800 entries that offer the Catholic vision of society, social relations, and the human being. Its interdisciplinary approach offers insights on a variety of perspectives: theological, philosophical, historical, economical, sociological, political, psychological, and legal. Includes essays on major papal encyclicals that have dealt with societal issues.

Historical Dictionary of Catholicism, 2nd ed.
Contains more than 500 alphabetical, cross-referenced entries covering persons, organizations, places, events, titles, and concepts. Includes appendixes on popes, ecumenical councils, the documents of Vatican Council II, major papal encyclicals, and Catholic prayers, and a comprehensive bibliography.