The Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) is a nonprofit membership alliance of institutions collaborating to deliver projects and services in support of its mission "to provide enduring global access to Catholic research resources in the Americas."  Our immediate focus is creating access to those rare, unique and uncommon research materials which are held by libraries and archives in North America. 

Read more about the CRRA and its member institutions.

The Catholic Portal

The Catholic Research Resources Portal, or "Catholic Portal," provides access to and discovery of rare, unique and uncommon Catholic scholarly resources via robust search and display tools.  By electronically bringing together resources in many formats from many collections, the Portal enables easy, effective and global discovery of Catholic research resources. It is searchable on every page of our website.

Read more about the Portal, including the twelve primary collecting themes in the Collection Policy.

To browse all records in the Catholic Portal, click the "Find" button above. For a more specific search, enter search terms related to your topic.

Catholic Newspapers Program

The CRRA initiated thCatholic Newspapers Program in 2011 as  the Scholars Advisory Committee noted their intense use of Catholic newspapers in research across a wide range of social and economic issues.The goal of the program is to provide access to all extant Catholic newspapers in North America. Activities include: an environmental scan of North American Catholic newspapers, a fully searchable directory of North American Catholic newspapers, and a listing of Catholic Newspapers Online. At the same time, the CRRA encourages individual and collaborative projects to digitize North American Catholic newspapers and make them readily and freely available.

Read more about the CNP.