Answered By: Steve Dalton
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2016     Views: 148

The BC Libraries offer many excellent resources (in print and online) to help you conduct theological research.  Of course, the extent to which you’ll need to mine these riches depends upon the scope of your research project.

If you are new to theological research, or if the topic you are charged with investigating is largely unfamiliar to you, you might benefit from reading a concise – yet academically trustworthy – overview of your topic to launch your study.  A good subject dictionary or encyclopedia (e.g., the New Catholic Encyclopedia) can meet this need and point you to further resources.

On the BC Libraries’ website, an excellent starting point is the Theology/Theology & Ministry Portal, which provides links to key resources, including: encyclopedias, specific, theology-themed research guides, and, some of the most relevant databases for theological research.

If you need further assistance, please contact Jonas Barciauskas or Steve Dalton, the Theology and Theology and Ministry subject specialist librarians.