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Vatican II: Search

A Gumberg Library Research Guide

Catholic Newspapers

Great primary source material can be found in Catholic newspapers published during the time the Council was taking place. Click the logo above to see full text from a number of Catholic newspapers from the period of Vatican II, including the Pittsburgh Catholic.

Another way to get to newspaper content contemporaneous with the Council is:

The Catholic Newspapers Online

Find Articles

Find Articles

There are a number of databases that will be particularly helpful for finding magazine and journal articles on Vatican II. They are listed below. All of these resources can be accessed from off-campus, but you will need to enter your Multipass username and password when you click on a link below.

How do you find full text?

For articles from contemporary open access journals search:

Find Background

Find Background

This resource can be accessed from off-campus, but you will need to enter your Multipass username and password when you click on the link below.

Search the Portal

Find Books

Click on any link below to run a search in the online catalog, for all books and other materials on that subject in, or accessible through, the Gumberg Library.

Find Dissertations

Find Dissertations

The most comprehensive resource for finding dissertations is:

To use this off-campus you will need to enter your Multipass username and password.

Good sources for open access theses and dissertations are: