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Early Christianity and Patristics: Research Materials

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This section introduces reference materials for the study of ancient Christianity. Use the drop-down menu for further information on select sources and tools.

Finding Reference and Research Materials in Yale Divinity Library

Two rooms in Yale Divinity Library are devoted to reference materials for early Christian studies. 

Trowbridge Reading Room: Located on the second (upper) floor. Trowbridge holds reference books for all studies, including ancient Christian studies. Librarians have chosen for this room select editions, commentaries, dictionaries, handbooks, concordances, and other books that they have found especially helpful for students studying ancient Christianity.

It's a one-stop shop. Scan these shelves to find choice reference materials quickly.

For the location of particular types of reference materials, see the subject map printed below:

Marvin H. Pope Reading Room: Located on the ground floor (basement). Turn left upon exiting the elevators. The entrance door is to your left as you walk into the stacks. 

Although smaller than the Trowbridge Reading Room, the Pope room likewise houses reference materials for early Christian studies. Suited especially for students with some knowledge of ancient Greek. The Pope room houses commentaries, lexicons, dictionaries, concordances, and (Greek) New Testaments. 

For the location of particular types of reference materials, see the subject map printed below: