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Research Guide - Philosophy

Electronic Research Databases

Print Research Indexes

Finding Journals

Style Guide

Library of Congress Classification System

Web Sites of Interest



Electronic Research Databases

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences I(Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - The Arts & Sciences I Collection includes the complete back runs of 117 titles in fifteen disciplines. Established in 1997, it is JSTOR's first collection and includes many of the core research and society published journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also includes a selection of titles in the more science-oriented fields of ecology, mathematics, and statistics.

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences II(Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) – The Arts & Sciences II Collection is home to 122 titles. This collection adds depth to many disciplines introduced in Arts & Sciences I, such as economics, history, and Asian studies. Arts & Sciences II also offers core journals in several new disciplines, such as archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies.

Project Muse (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus)– 250 full text electronic humanities and social sciences journals covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Academic Search Elite (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus)- Provides full text for more than 2,050 publications, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all 3,468 journals in the collection. This database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more.


Print Research Indexes

B1 .Z9P - The Philosopher's index– Location: Vol 1967 – Current – Index Area


Finding Journals

Guide to Periodicals & Periodical Articles

Use the Library’s Journals A to Z List to search and find full text within the library’s collection.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals - Philosophy and Religion. "Free full text, quality controlled ... scholarly journals."


Style Guide

Vist the ARC - Academic Resource Center for more information on documentation and plagiarism.

Visit Knight Cite, a project of Heckman Library at Calvin College - this is a citation creation tool.

Visit bibme, an online bibliography maker for help with APA, Chicago, or MLA citation styles.

PE1408 .H11 W95 - A writer's reference / Diana Hacker - Location - Circulation Desk


Library of Congress Classification System – LC Subject Headings

B1-5802 Philosophy (General)

B69-99 General works

B108-5802 By period Including individual philosophers and schools of philosophy

B108-708 Ancient

B720-765 Medieval

B770-785 Renaissance

B790-5802 Modern

B808-849 Special topics and schools of philosophy

B850-5739 By region or country

B5800-5802 By religion

BC11-39 History

BC25-39 By period

BC60-99 General works

BC171-199 Special topics

BD10-701 Speculative philosophy

BD10-41 General philosophical works

BD95-131 Metaphysics

BD143-237 Epistemology. Theory of knowledge

BD240-260 Methodology

BD300-450 Ontology Including being, the soul, life, death

BD493-701 Cosmology Including teleology, space and time, structure of matter, plurality of worlds


Web Sites of Interest

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - "A dynamic reference work, each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field."

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - "Providing detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy."

Philosophy of Science - "An electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science."

The American Transcendental Web - "Educational hypertext...files, notes on transcendental texts, and links..."

Augustine - "Introduction: Augustine's Life...Texts and Translations...Some Commentaries...Research Materials and Essays...The Internet seminar...Images of Augustine...Augustine and Augustinians today..."

Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theolgica - Translation by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province, 1947.

The Paideia Project: Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philsophy - Includes an archive of the approximately 900 papers with a Subject Index.

Index Thomisticus  - Online Index of the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. English Web Version.

D. Anthony Storm's commentary on Kierkegaard - "This website is an online Commentary on the writings of the nineteenth century existentialist philosopher Soren Aabye Kierkegaard. Information on every published work and article, including many unfinished writings and journal entries, are presented here with publication data, quotes, detailed commentary, and images. There are also supplementary materials to aid in your research."

Ethics updates - "Designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics."


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