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Researching a Philosophy Topic

Photograph of statutes of Greek philosophersThis guide will help you locate books, articles, and other sources that can help with your philosophy research.

There are several types of sources you will want to look for in researching your philosophy assignments:

  1. Print books: these resources live in the library (whether in the stacks, the reference area, or at the reserve desk) and some may be checked out for as long as 28 days.

  2. Ebooks: many reference books, nonfiction books, and fiction books can be found in electronic format.

  3. Articles: come from periodicals (newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals). The library owns some periodicals in print and gives you access to many more via our online databases.

  4. Suggested Websites: credible websites for philosophy information.

  5. Films and Videos: links to films on philosophy topics.

Greek Philosopher Busts. By Matt Neale from UK (Greek philosophers  Uploaded by NotFromUtrecht). Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.