The Jesuit Online Bibliography — a free, collaborative, multilingual, and fully searchable database of bibliographic records for scholarship in Jesuit Studies produced in the 21st century — has published more than 6,000 new records as it celebrates its second anniversary. The database now provides the citations, abstracts, subject categories, and direct links for more than 21,000 books, book chapters, journal articles, book reviews, dissertations, conference papers, and other scholarly works related to the study of Jesuits and the Society of Jesus.
The project was launched at the 2019 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies in Boston, with nearly 100 scholars present as well as representatives of the database’s three founding institutions: the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, the Jesuitica Project at KU Leuven, and the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College.
Voluntary contributors regularly submit records, and individual scholars, publishers, and librarians are encouraged to contribute as well. Users have the option to create a free account to save searches and to bookmark results. By becoming a contributor, a user can directly upload records for the project’s editors to review and publish.
Thanks to the project’s more than 30 additional institutional partners, this resource remains available in Open Access.