Research Opportunities and Resources

The Department of Theology recognizes a variable scale of undergraduate research, appropriate to different levels of student knowledge and skill, from that of First-Year students engaged in regular course work to that of students writing senior theses.  It seeks to instill in all its students a capacity for wonderment and exploration, in keeping with the basic definition of theology as “faith seeking understanding.”

Theology students have been successful in pursuing their academic interests across the country and the world. There are a variety of resources on campus to assist students in completing their own original research.

If you are interested in developing a Theology-related research project, please contact Emily at ehammock@nd.edu for questions or assistance.

How do I find funding for my research?

There are many on-campus organizations that sponsor undergraduate research. Please reach out to them with your proposal:

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Nanovic Institute for European Studies

Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE)

Center for Social Research 

How do I cite sources in theology papers?

For most theology papers, the Chicago Manual of Style will be most appropriate, but ask your professor to be sure.

The library web site offers links to various style manuals:
http://guides.library.nd.edu/subject-guide/81-e-Reference-Shelf?tab=832

Where can I find resources in theology and Catholic studies?

See the list compiled by the Theology Reference Librarian.

In Theology:
http://library.nd.edu/subjects/theology_and_religion

In Catholic Studies:
http://library.nd.edu/ddw/public/subject_pages.cgi?term_id=18720

Visit the Internet Christian Library, a guide to Christian resources on the Internet:
http://www.iclnet.org

How do I find official Church documents?

Visit the Vatican website:
http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm