Tuesday January 26, 2016

Find rare Catholic resources using the Catholic Portal

The University Libraries have become a major contributor to the Catholic Portal, the Catholic Research Resources Alliance’s online database. The Portal provides access to uncommon Catholic scholarly resources from many libraries in a single search. The Marian Library recently contributed 11,000 records for its Pamphlet Collection, an assortment of rare booklets, mostly on Marian topics.  

The CRRA was founded in 2008 by eight Catholic institutions. Now 44 U.S. institutions are members, each contributing bibliographical records and a growing number of digitized resources. It provides links to Catholic associations, bibliographies, directories, exhibits, and reports as well.

Currently the CRRA is building the Catholic Newspapers Program. The goal is to provide access to all surviving Catholic newspapers published in North America. 

Take a look at the Catholic Research Resources Alliance’s Catholic Portal.

While you’re at the website, take a look at the excellent guide to the Jubilee of Mercy put together by Duquesne University, which includes videos, articles, official teaching, and more. 

The image for this post is a book in the featured exhibit at the CRRA home page, “500 Years of Teresa de Ávila,” Special Collections, Georgetown University.

- Joan Milligan, catalog and metadata specialist


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