Research Guide: Pastoral Ministries & Administration

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MnPALS Classic Fitz Library Catalog

Search for books and audio-visual materials located in the Fitzgerald Library. Check your account for Due dates & Renewals


Access to all the Integrated Pastoral Projects in the library:

Search WorldCat to locate materials not in our library. Click on "full text button Find it at SMU" to order. For more information about how to obtain these items see our Interlibrary Loan page.


Reference Universe

Search for books in the Fitzgerald Reference Collection. Articles from reference books can be copied and sent to you when you are off campus.

Indexes and Databases: Find Journal Articles and More


Academic Search Premier

World's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for more than 8,500 publications, including more than 7,400 peer-reviewed publications. Over 500 journals are in the areas of religion and theology. (from EBSCO Host Databases)

1975--current | Some full text | More info



ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. (from EBSCO Host Databases)

19th century--current | Some full text | More info


CPLI (Catholic Periodical and Literature Index)

Covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle, and includes over 370,000 index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers. (from EBSCO Host Databases)

Citations & abstracts only | More info


Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 4,000 journal titles many of which are in full text. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Some full text | More info



Access to some 180 Emerald journals. Use for issues in administration, management, human resources, and marketing,

Some full text


New Testament Abstract

"A product of a partnership between ATLA and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, this database has become an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. Contains more than 38,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 13,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts." (from EBSCO Host Databases)

1985--current | Abstracts & citations only | More info


Old Testament Abstracts

"A product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association, this database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more." (from EBSCO Host Databases)

1978--current | Abstracts & citations only | More info


Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals from university and society presses. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Some full text| More info


Dissertations and Theses

Index to dissertations and theses in all fields of study. Provides citations and/or abstracts,  as well as  a 24-page preview of any dissertations that have been digitized in the Humanities and Social Sciences fields. (from ProQuest)

1861--current | Some full text



Full text access to high-quality, scholarly journals. Includes Currents in Biblical Research, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Feminist Theology, and more.

1999--current | Full text & abstracts

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Journals A-Z

Provides an A-Z list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Fitzgerald collection, both online and in print. If the journal you are looking for does not appear in our journal f0inder, you may order the article needed from that journal through our interlibrary loan service. If you are off campus and the journal article you need is available in one of our print journals, you can contact Rachel Thomas (507 457-1489 | to request a copy and we will mail it to you.


Integrated Pastoral Research Projects

List includes author, title, date of publication, and library location. Available for check-out.


Recommended Web Sites


Catholic Liturgical Library

"This site is dedicated to providing accurate historical and current information about the liturgies of the Latin (Roman) rite of the Catholic Church. Currently this includes the missal of 1970 (Novus Ordo) and the missal of 1962 (Tridentine)."

Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy

Religion-Online Digital Library of Christian Classics

"More than 5,200 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education."

Vatican Home Page

Virtual Religion Index

Links to resources in all religious traditions


Reference Librarians


Reference librarians are available to aid you in your research in the Reference Room. Off campus? Call (507) 457-1562 or e-mail a librarian with any questions.