PHL 1001: Introduction to Philosophy

Books in the Main Stacks

Use the catalog to find books that you can check out for your research. Here are some sample searches to get you started.

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Audi, R. Ed. (1995). The Cambridge dictionary of philosophy. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.
Includes index.
Ref B41 .C35 1995

Blackburn, S. (2005). The Oxford dictionary of philosophy. (electronic resource) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Searchable database of 2,500 entries dealing with philosophy. Subject coverage ranges from the Vedas to the most recent technical terminology, including themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy.
Access this title online.

Borchert, D. Gen. Ed. (2006). Encyclopedia of philosophy. Detroit : Thomson Gale-Macmillan Reference USA.
10 Volume set with over 2,100 entries including 1,000 biographical entries and hundreds of new articles. Biographical entries range from less than a page (Francesco Bonatelli, Cheng Hao) to more than 20 pages (Aristotle, John Locke, Bertrand Russell).
Ref B51 .E53 2006

Craig, E. Gen. Ed. (1998). Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy . London; New York: Routledge.
10-volume set; includes bibliographies and index.
Ref B41. C35 1995

Hornblower, S. and Spawforth, T. Eds. (2000). Who’s who in the classical world. (electronic resource). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
This searchable database is a dictionary of ancient biography, covering Greek and Roman history and politics, literature, philosophy, science, and art.
Access this title online.

Iannone, A. P. ( 2001). Dictionary of world philosophy. London; New York: Routledge.
Covers the terminology, concepts, schools and traditions of the field of world philosophy, providing a comprehensive resource and an essential point of reference. Covers all the major sub fields of the discipline. Entries are drawn from West Africa, Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Latin American, Maori and Native American philosophy including the important and so far largely neglected instance of Pre-Hispanic thought: Nahua philosophy.
Brk Ref. B41 .I26 2001

Runes, Dagobert D. (1942). The Dictionary of philosophy. New York, Philosophical Library.
Contains philosophical terms and definitions.
Ref B41 . R8

Zalta, E. (1997). Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy . (electronic resource). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
A dynamic, peer reviewed academic encyclopedia which is updated regularly.
Access this title online.

Zeyl, D. J. Ed. (1997). Encyclopedia of classical philosophy . Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
Ancient philosophy and bibliobraphies of ancient philosophers. Includes bibliographical references and index.
REF B163 . E53 1997

Find Philosophy Articles

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Reference Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and more.
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Databases with Articles
Reference Sources

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Search the Journal Locator for online availability of these journals.

American Journal of Philosophy & Theology
Ancient Philosophy
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Canadian Journal of Philosphy
Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy
Diametros : An Online Journal of Philosophy
Epoche: A Journal for History of Philosophy
Essays in Philosophy
European Journal of Philosophy
Journal of Moral Philosophy
Journal of Philosophy
Journal of the History of Philosophy
Minerva: an Internet Journal of Philosophy
Philosophy East & West
Philosophy Today
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