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Canon Law Research Guide

Canon Law Collection

The Canon Law collection contains approximately 18,700 volumes that are located in the Canon Law Library, Mullen Library stacks, and the Rare Books/Special Collections Department. Some Eastern Church canon law can be found in the Semitics/ICOR Library. The collection is one of five major collections in the United States. Approximately a third of the collection was printed before 1800. The call number system at Catholic University is a modification of the Library of Congress call number system. ‘BV’ specifies Canon Law and ‘K’ specifies civil law.

Most reference material in Canon Law can be found in the Canon Law Reading Room (non-circulating).  Access to this room is limited to Canon Law students.  If you need to consult material in this room, please visit the Religious Studies Reference Office in room 316A.  Check the WRLC catalog for material that could be applicable to your topic.

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Citation Guides

School of Canon Law Citation Requirements

The School of Canon Law has a standard to be observed in writing JCL theses and JCD dissertations. Please refer to the School of Canon Law Style Manual below.