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Religion: Find Books

Use this guide to find books, articles, and reference sources to help you begin exploring and thinking about research in religious studies, theology, and related fields.

In the Stacks: Getting Started

Many relevant materials can be found in the BL-BX call number range, but because Religion is such a wide and inter-disciplinary field, useful resources can also be found in other subject areas, including philosophy, history, music, and literature.

HERE is a link to a list of subject headings in the library's collection.  

You can access the entire B Classification Schedule HERE.


Call No.  |  Subject

BL Religious Mythology; Rationalism
BM Judaism
BP Islam, Baha'i Faith, Theosophy, etc.
BQ Buddhism
BR Christianity
BS The Bible
BT Doctrinal Theology
BV Practical Theology
BX Christian Denominations

LC Call Numbers

The Fontbonne library uses Library of Congress call numbers to organize its collection. The classification system separates all material into 21 classes, each with its own alphabet letter. These classes are divided into smaller classes, or subclasses, identified by additional letters and numbers.

You can search Fontbonne's library catalog by call number HERE.

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Fontbonne University Online Catalog

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Search the catalog for print & e-books, DVDs, streaming video, and print reference materials.


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Finding Search Terms

Use any combination of the following terms to focus your search for books in the Classic Catalog  (for books, eBooks, DVDs, etc.) or any of the databases.

Reference Shelf

Reference titles shelved in the Information Commons are for Library use only.

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