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Guide to Research Resources for Philosophy

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries for Philosophy

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries are wonderful tools for locating background information on a topic and will often direct you to key books and articles on your subject.




Key Encyclopedias/Dictionaries for Philosophy

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy - digital version of the major multivolume encyclopedia for Philosophy

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - this refereed scholarly resource provides up-to-date indepth coverage of Philosophy and includes links to scholarly web resources

Oxford Companion to Philosophy - brief guide to philosophical concepts and philosophers

Dictionary of World Philosophy

Dictionary of Eighteenth Century British Philosophers
Call Number: B1301 .D527 1999 | Location

Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Ethics

Other Useful Resources:
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences - very useful for humanities topics

Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas
- also available in print: 
CB5 .D52 1973 | Location: 3LT

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
- also available in print : 
CB9 .N49 2005 | Location: 3LT

Encyclopedia of Bioethics - 5 vols. 
- also available in print: Call Number: QH332 .E52 2004 | Location 3LB

Literature Resource Center - overviews of the life and works of philosophers of every nationality and time period. Also includes extensive listings of critical works

Dictionary of National Biography - extensive entries for British and Commonwealth philosophers

Encyclopedia of Religion - digital version of this multivolume key tool for religious studies

Oxford Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names - brief definitions with links to more indepth discussion in other internet resources




Cambridge History of 17th Century Philosophy

World Philosophy : Essay-Reviews of 225 Works
Call Number:B29 .W65 1982 | Location


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