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Resource Guide:
Saints, Signs, and Symbols

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Saints. HagiologyBX 2325-2333
Biography. Saints and Martyrs (Collective)BX 4654-4662
Biography. Saints (Individual)BX 4700
Saints' daysBV 65-70
Christian symbols and symbolismBV 150-168
Catholic Church. ImagesBX 2312
Relics. Shrines. Pilgrimages. ProcessionsBX 2315-2324
Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ. MariologyBT 595-680
Shrines. Holy PlacesBV 895-896
Religious societies, associations, etc.BV 900-1450
Special subjects of artN 7560-8266

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Christian saints
  • Saints
  • Hagiography
  • Fracis, - of Assisi, Saint
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Art, Medieval
  • Signs and symbols
  • Symbolism
  • Image (Theology)

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Signs & symbols in Christian artN 7830 .F37 1955
Blessed and beautiful : picturing the saintsND 1432 .I8 K54 2010
New Catholic encyclopediaREF BX 841 .N44
The Oxford dictionary of saintse-Book
Dictionary of subjects and symbols in artN 7560 .H34 1979
The art of God incarnate : theology and image in Christian traditionREMOTE BV 150 .N49
Christian iconography : a study of its originsN 7832 .G6613
The book of signs, which contains all manner of symbolsAZ 108 .K62 1955
Images of sainthood in medieval EuropBX 4662 .I52 1991
Sacred journeys : an illustrated guide to pilgrimages around the worldBL 619 .P5 W37
Light in the dark ages : the friendship of Francis and Clare of AssisiBX 4700 .F6 S93 2007
The world of BedePA 8260 .H85 1990

Research Databases

Selected Web Page and Digital Archives