Welcome to the Religious Studies Research Guide!
This site was developed as a resource for students majoring in, studying or simply interested in the field of religious studies, as well as our Religious Studies faculty. It includes information about library research and resources as well as editions of sacred texts, reference books and other useful materials for each of the different religious traditions studied at Holy Cross.
Search for Books:
Search for books at Holy Cross by using CrossSearch on the library homepage (the Classic Catalog also works).
CrossSearch is the Libraries' multi-search "discovery" tool. CrossSearch searches a cross-section of journal articles, newspapers, CDs, images, and many other types of resources available through the libraries. It is also our main library catalog -- the tool you use to find books, journals, and other items physically located in the library.
To search only items physically owned by the libraries, you can use the Catalog Only limit in CrossSearch.
Watch this video to learn more about CrossSearch!
Library of Congress Classification & the Stacks
Books at Dinand Library are arranged by Library of Congress Call Number.
See the handout below for information about how the stacks are organized, and the best places for you to look.
You can also watch this video to learn more about how call numbers work!