Subject Guide: Philosophy
The Library's Subject Guides help you find resources that are specialized for certain areas of study. There are many other resources available which provide generalized information--not specific to one topic or area. To see more of these general resources, see the Subject Guide: General page.
Humanities Liaison Librarian - Joshua Finnell
Department Homepage - Philosophy Department
Databases provide information about journal, magazine and newspaper articles.
- Philosopher's Index
- Project Muse
- Religion & Philosophy Collection
- ATLA Religion Database
- Social Sciences Index, 1975-1996 AI 3 .S61 (Annex Floor 1A)
- Social Sciences Citation Index, 1980-present
The purpose of this guide is to help the philosopher and philosophy student with one of the bothersome tasks of research: finding philosophical and philosophy-related books in the library.
Reference works provide background information on a people, terms and concepts.
- Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy B126 .E496 2003
- American Philosophers before 1950 B851 .A43 2003
- American Philosophers, 1950-2000 B935 .A45 2003
- The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy B41 .C35 1999
- Medieval Philosophers B721 .M45 1992
- Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-century Philosophers B804 .B52 1996
- The Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Macmillan)
- Oxford Reference Online: Religion & Philosophy
- Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Phiosophy
- Oxford Scholarship Online: Philosophy
Here are a few web sites we think you might find useful:
Guidelines on Reading and Writing Philosophy
For those who are new to philosophy, and are unsure about how to approach writing a philosophy paper, the following guides will be useful. These guides outline what is expected in a philosophy paper, how to structure the paper, the need for revisions and drafts, and how to avoid some of the most common grading issues.
- Guidelines on Reading Philosophy
- Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper
- Citation Formats for Philosophy Papers
The principal focus of most scholarly societies is to encourage the creation and dissemination of new knowledge within their discipline by publishing scholarly books and journals, which greatly benefit their own members and the progress of knowledge generally
- International Federation of Philosophical Societies
- Scholarly Societies Project: Philosophy Societies
- American Philosophical Association
- American Philosophical Society
- Society for Women in Philosophy
The aim of open access repositories is to increase the visibility and ease of use of scholarly material thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.
- Early Modern Philosophy Texts
- Islamic Philosophy Online
- Directory of Open Access Journals in Religion and Philosophy
The following directories include thousands of sorted links to philosophy resources on the internet.