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HIST 366 Catholic Church in the United States: Find Primary Sources

A guide to finding information on the history of the Catholic Church in the United States

Find Primary Sources in Books

Search CLICsearch to find primary sources in books and ebooks.   When searching the catalog, you will want to use specific subject headings in your searches to single out the primary source materials.  These subject headings are specialized "tag" added to the records to books by catalog librarians to provide accurate descriptions of books.  Using the following subject headings in your search will help you find the source material you seek:

correspondence personal narratives
literary collections  pictorial works 
diary or diaries songs and music


Find Primary Sources on the Web

Find Period Books, Magazines and Newspaper Articles

* Catholic Periodical and Literature Index  OSF-Reference AI3 .C286

Print index to Catholic interest journals, magazines, reviews, newspapers and church/papal documents. The indexes cover the time period, 1930-1980.