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Religious Studies Graduate Students

Subject Subheadings for Primary Sources

To find primary sources, search the online catalog
using either a KEYWORD search or a SUBJECT search

These subheadings will point you in the direction of primary sources:  texts, manuscripts, Papal documents, early works, pastoral letters and charges, sources, hymns, correspondence, creeds, doctrines.

This comprehensive list suggests and defines other subheadings that may help you find primary sources.

Suggested KEYWORD strategy:
Your Topic AND (memoirs OR diaries OR letters OR correspondence)

Leningrad AND manuscripts
Russia AND (narratives OR sources)

You can also do SUBJECT searches in the catalog. Once you have identified the main Subject Heading, look for subheadings that describe primary sources (e.g., Sources, Personal narratives)

Roesch Library:  Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Personal narratives

OhioLINK:  Russia -- Politics and government -- 1855-1881 -- Sources 

Online Catalogs

University of Dayton catalog:  Holdings of Roesch Library, Marian Library, University Archives and Special Collections, U.S. Catholic Special Collection, Law Library

eCommons: Access to the University Libraries' digital collections.

University of Dayton Archives Catalog: Access to UD's archival finding aids from the Marian Library, University Archives and Special Collections, and the U.S. Catholic Special Collection. 

OhioLINK catalog:  Holdings from the participating academic libraries of the OhioLINK consortium

WorldCat:  Holdings from participating libraries (academic, public, special, and more) from across the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world.

ArchiveGrid: Includes over four million records from over 1,000 archival repositories. Much of the content is the same as WorldCat, but it may help you streamline your search for archival records.

Primary Source Databases

More Databases

Newspapers on microfilm

These items are on the 2nd floor of Roesch Library. Readers and printers are available nearby.

Catholic Telegraph, 1831—present

Dayton Daily News, 1898-present

National Catholic Reporter, 1964-present



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