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Religion Guide


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Mount St. Joseph University
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Find Religion Books

When looking for religious studies books or videos/DVDs on any topic, try these methods:


When searching Library catalog, you might begin with a subject search.  Examples of subject searches:

Religion and science

Goddess religion

Teresa, Mother, 1910-1997

Pilgrims and pilgrimages

Chartres Cathedral

Rastafari movement

If you are not sure of what subject to search, try using a keyword search.  Keyword searching lets you search for words in the title, publisher, and subject heading fields.  There are many ways to search library catalogs, so if you need assistance, don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian.

For some people, browsing the religious studies section of the Library's book stacks can be helpful.  To do this use a call # range:

Call # Range


200s, 2nd Floor


210s, 2nd Floor

 Concepts of God; Creation

220s, 2nd Floor

 The Bible; Old Testament; New Testament; Gospels and Acts; Epistles

230s, 2nd Floor

 Christianity and Christian theology; Jesus Christ

240s, 2nd Floor

 Christian moral and devotional theology; Christian ethics; Christian experience, practice and life

250s, 2nd Floor

 Church orders and local church; Pastoral work; Pastoral care of families and persons

260s, 2nd Floor

 Social and ecclesiastical theology; Sacraments; Missions;  Religious education

270s, 2nd Floor

 History of Christianity and Christian church

280s, 2nd Floor

 Christian denominations and sects; Early and Eastern churches; Roman Catholic Church; Protestant churches

290’s, 2nd Floor

 Greek and Roman religion; Hinduism; Buddhism; Judaism; Islam

CDOC, 1st Floor

 Catholic Document Collection: publications of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and papal documents