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Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives: Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia

The Catholic University of America: Religious Studies and Philosophy Library

Introductory Information

The Catholic University of America: Religious Studies and Philosophy Library External

Address: Mullen Library, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20064

Telephone number: 202-319-5070

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Online catalog External

Access Policies

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Open to the public: Yes

Interlibrary loan: Yes

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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.

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The following are those with a focus on religion: Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature, ATLA Religion with ATLA Serials, Bibleworks, Bibliographie de la Philosophie, Canon Law Abstracts, Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, Index Philosophicus, Latin Bibliography 15th Century to 1999, Library of Latin Texts, Monumenta Germaniæ Historica, New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, Osservatore Romano, Patrologia Latina, Patrologiæ Græcæ, Philosopher's Index, Poiesis: Philosophy Online, Repertoire Biliographique de la Philosophie, Religious and Theological Abstracts, Thesaurus Linguæ Graecæ, and Thomæ Aquinatis Opera Omnia.

Digital collections External

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