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CD-ROMs and In-House Databases


The university libraries provide several databases for research in a variety of disciplines. Most databases may be accessed through CUA Libraries' homepage (under the Databases tab). 

Other databases must be used at computers connected to the CUA on-campus network, or at CD-ROM workstations within the libraries.

This list only covers the databases available on CUA campus or within the libraries, or produced by CUA libraries staff.


Each database title is followed by the method(s) for access, in square brackets, and a brief description.

Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
A full-text database containing the corpus of Latin literature produced in Celtic-speaking Europe and the Latin works of the "peregrini" on mainland Europe during the period 400 to 1200 A.D. These texts span a variety of fields including theology, liturgy, grammar, hagiography, poetry, and historiography. Document types include legal texts, charters, and inscriptions.

Aristoteles Latinus [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
This database contains critical editions of the medieval translations of Aristotle's works. The database includes not only the content from the print version of Aristoteles Latinus, but also the unpublished works in the series. The prefaces, apparati, and bilingual indices are not included in the electronic version.

BibleWorks 8 for Windows [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
An electronic Bible concordance and research tool that includes the text of the Hebrew Old Testament, Greek Old and New Testament, the Vulgate, various English versions of the Bible, biblical dictionaries, a Bible encyclopedia, and other aids.

Bibliographie de la Philosophie [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
Standard international bibliographic index to works in philosophy, 1998-2001. Abstracts are in English and major European languages.

Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
Database of over 500 complete works in Latin literature covering the Roman Republic to the Imperial Period and Late Antiquity (300 BCE to 500 AD).

Canon Law Abstracts (1958-2006) [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
The CLA covers periodical literature in canon law. Other canonical research material included: the Codex iuris canonici, the Codex canonum ecclesiarum orientalium, the interpretations of the 1983 Code, the 1917 Codex iuris canonici (footnotes for the Fontes included), the papal allocutions to the Roman rota, the documents of Vatican II, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the Regulae iuris.

Choral Music Database
This database is created and maintained by CUA Libraries staff.

FBIS Publications (Foreign Broadcast Information Service) [Computer Lab]
CD -ROM July 1999-December 2000
Translation of news reports from non-U.S. media. A service provided by the Central Intelligence Agency. Older indexes and microfiche in Mullen Library. See WRLC Catalog for details or ask at the Information Desk.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Papers [Computer Lab]
The public messages, speeches, and statements of President Roosevelt from 1933 to 1945, with photographs from the period.

Index Islamicus [Computer Lab]
A bibliography of publications on Islam and the Muslim world from 1906 to 1997. An index to the worldwide literature in European languages on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Covers all aspects of the life and thought of Muslims past and present, including architecture, art, education, history, law, literature, philosophy, religion, sciences, social sciences, politics, and current affairs, in the Middle East, Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, and Muslim minorities around the world.

KanonesJ [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
An index and catalog of canons from various canon law collections compiled between 1000 and 1400 A.D.

Latin Bibliography [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
This bibliography contains over 395,000 titles from around 140 countries spanning from the 15th century to present day. It lists theological, philosophical, and scientific treatises and dissertations, works of European Humanism, official ecclesiastical writings, Latin Bible translations, works of Church patriarchs, literature of the Middle Ages, and writings of Roman antiquity.

Monumenta Germaniae Historica 5 (2005) [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
Contains selections from the five divisions of the Monumenta Germanie Historica (Scriptores, Leges, Diplomata, Epistolae, Antiquitates), which covers a wide range of medieval documentation.

Osservatore Romano [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
Contains the daily and Sunday editions in Italian and weekly editions in English, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, German, and French from 1998 to 2003.

Packard Humanities Institute CD-ROM #7 (Greek Documentary) [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
Contains over 80,000 Greek inscriptions and over 32,000 papyri.

Packard Humanities Institute CD-ROM #5.3 (Latin Literature) [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
Contains most of the collection of Latin literature to 200 C.E. A complete list of the contents can be found at:

Past Masters [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
Past Masters series which include the works of Aristotle, Aquinas, Anselm, Augustine, Hobbes, Kant, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, and Sidgwick.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
Over 2,000 current articles covering a wide range of topics and themes in world philosophies from different time periods. The call number for the print version is B 51 .R68 1998 and the work can be found in Mullen Library in the 1st floor Reference Room and the Religious Studies/Philosophy Library on the 3rd floor.

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae 5 [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
The TLL-5 is the Latin dictionary for classicists.

Thomae Aquinatis Opera Omnia [Religious Studies/Philosophy]
The entirety of the works of St. Thomas Aquinas in Latin (edited by Robert Busa). Index Thomisticus is available in the Religious Studies/Philosophy Library folios. T/P BQ 6879 .B96 folios. You may want to examine the Corpus Thomisticum website as well:

Vocal Sheet Music Database
This database is created and maintained by CUA Libraries staff.

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