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Catholicism and Catholic Studies: Starting Out


Welcome to the research guide for Catholicism and Catholic Studies! In this guide, you will find resources relevant to various aspects of Catholicism and early Christianity, including books, articles and primary source material. We encourage you to explore Daley Library's main website for additional information and resources.

Reference Librarian Hours

The Reference Desk in the IDEA Commons (1st floor, south) is staffed by reference librarians at the following times:

Monday-Thursday: 8am-7pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

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How Exactly Can Librarians Help Me?

Librarians help with the following research-related activities:

  • Narrowing down a topic
  • Suggesting resources for finding credible background information on a topic
  • Coming up with effective search terms
  • Finding books and articles
  • Figuring out which research tools are the best fit for your topic (there are over 350 choices!)
  • Getting more (and better) search results
  • Saving, emailing and printing articles
  • Getting books and articles from other libraries
  • Creating bibliographies with RefWorks


Subject Guide

Carl Lehnen
Richard J. Daley Library
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607