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Thomas Aquinas Research Guide

Thomas Aquinas resources at the Catholic University of America

Image of Thomas Aquinas

The image shows St. Thomas Aquinas in stained glass.  The inscription reads: "Sancte Thoma de Aquino, impetra nobis, Donus Scientiae".

St. Thomas Aquinas, stained glass, University Chapel, Catholic University of America, Photograph © 2010  Taras Zvir. 

Overview of the Thomas Aquinas Collection

Most of the Thomistic Studies core materials are located at Religious Studies and Phhilosophy Library, 3rd floor, Rm. 314.  The rest of the materials can be found in the Stacks.  The call number range for most of the Thomas Aquinas resources is B 21- BD 21 and BQ 6822 - BQ 6898.  When you are browsing through shelves be sure to check Folios sections as well.  Folio books are located in in the Stacks (1 South) and Religious Studies & Philosophy Library (third floor, Rm.316).

Circulating material is found in the Mullen Library stacks. Check the WRLC catalog for monographs and journals that could be applicable to your topic. Check the Journal Title Search for full text journal articles online. 

Thomas Aquinas Subject Headings in the Library Catalog

To search by "Subject Headings" in the WRLC Catalog (NOT the Discovery Catalog), type the following: Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 and click "Search".  You will see the list of additional subject headings, which you can use to further narrow down your subject.

Some of the examples of subject headings include:

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. Summa theologica.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. Summa contra gentiles.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Theology.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Philosophy 

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Metaphysics.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Anthropology.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Criticism and interpretation.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Contributions in Christology.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. De ente et essentia.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. Ethics.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Knowledge, Theory of.

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Contributions in Christian ethics.