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Recommended library resources for research in philosophy.


The following guide will provide various starting points for those conducting research on topics in philosophy.

  • The Books & Ebooks tab will direct the researcher to reference books, encyclopedias and ebooks helpful for getting background information on subjects, key figures, and literature in philosophy.
  • The Databases & Articles tab will direct the user to those databases pertinent for finding articles in journals and magazines both recent and archived.
  • How to Read a Citation provides simple directions on how to decipher a given citation and see if the library owns the item (book, journal, article) in question.
  • Journals: Scholarly vs. Popular explains the different kinds of periodical literature available to the researcher and how he/she can limit searches to one kind of journal or the other.