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Jesuitica at Campion Library: Books

Selected titles

Here are a few recommended titles from Campion's Jesuitica collection:

Searching for books in Quick Find

Quick Find is a search tool that will help you locate research materials in all four campus libraries. This is the tool that you will use to search for books (although you can search for many other types of materials as well, by changing the Resource Type filters). You can access Quick Find from the Library home page.

To search for books in Quick Find:

  • Enter your search terms (for searching tips, see Archer Library's Quick Find LibGuide).
  • Under Resource Type in the left column, select Books to limit your results to books (noting that this filter includes both print and electronic books).

For detailed information and video tutorials on searching using Quick Find, please see Archer Library's Quick Find LibGuide.

Searching by subject heading

One way to search for relevant books is to locate the appropriate Library of Congress Subject Heading (LCSH). Subject headings are words or phrases that describe a topic; when you find the appropriate subject heading, it will lead you to all the items in all four campus libraries (including e-books) on that topic.

You can locate subject headings using the Browse tab, located at the top of the Quick Find Advanced Search screen. Select Browse by subject from the drop-down menu, type in a word or phrase, then click the magnifying glass. Scroll through the list of results to locate the heading or sub-heading that pertains to your research topic.

If you are struggling to locate a subject heading, try carrying out a keyword search from the Basic or Advanced Search screens in Quick Find. Once you locate a relevant book, review the subject headings listed in its item record. From there, you can click on the subject heading to bring you to other items on that topic.

Saint Ignatius Loyola with an Angel Holding a Book Inscribed with the Motto of the Society of Jesus, ca. 1720–25. Artist: Francesco Bertos (Italian, 1678–1741).

Interlibrary loans

If you are unable to find a book or article through the library's catalogue or databases, you can make an interlibrary loan (ILL) request to obtain this material from another library.

To place an interlibrary loan request:

  • Go to the ILL Request screen.
  • Log in using your barcode and last name.
  • Under Add request select the type of material you are requesting.
  • Complete the form with as much information as you can.

If you have any questions about this process, just ask the Librarian for help, or you can check out the library's FAQ page on ILL. Please note that ILL can take days, or even weeks to complete (since the material is coming from another library), so it's a good idea to plan ahead and start your research early.