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Resource Guide:
Saints, Signs, and Symbols

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

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

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

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

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Signs & symbols in Christian artN 7830 .F47
Blessed and beautiful : rereading the saintsND 1432 .I8 K54 2010
Dictionary of subjects and symbols in artN 7560 .H34 2007
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 EuropeBX 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

Selected Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Selected Websites and Digital Archives