Research Tools


Essential Documents

A collection of some of the most important primary sources in Jesuit history. Materials include letters and addresses from the Fathers General, selected decrees and important addresses from the General Congregations, and papal bulls, remarks, and other statements to or about the Society of Jesus.

Jesuit Library Online

The Jesuit Library Online allows users to search 14 Jesuit titles, across more than 700 volumes, simultaneously or to browse single volumes individually. The collection includes books and journals in English, Spanish, Latin, and French, and searches can be refined by title, date, publication, or author.

Jesuitica Directory

The directory allows for the searching of the titles, authors, and subjects of the more than 1,000 volumes of Boston College Libraries’ Jesuitica collection now available online.

Boston College Jesuit Bibliography

The Boston College Jesuit Bibliography is a comprehensive database of bibliographical information on books, chapters, articles, reviews, dissertation, and others materials related to the history of the Jesuit order.