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Welcome to the research guide for Philosophy at TLU!
1: Find background information in reference books
2. Need books or ebooks? Search the Library Catalog
The Library Catalog is the gateway to finding books on philosophy. Search the catalog for books about Logic, Metaphysics, or an individual philosopher.
Blumberg Memorial Library arranges materials by the Library of Congress Classification System. Books on philosophy generally fall into the following call numbers:
How to find a book
3. Need articles? Search the databases
Databases are large, searchable collections of articles, including scholarly articles. To see all of TLU's databases, visit the Blumberg Memorial Library Resources page and select either Databases by Subject or Databases by Title. The Databases by Subject pages also include links to recommended websites.
Here are a few key databases for philosophy:
Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for nearly 3,200 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Provides full-text access to peer-reviewed titles pertinent to theology and philosophy, all of which are included in Academic Search Complete.
Provides full-text access to almost 300 scholarly journal titles, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.
Philosophy eJournal Package (SpringerLink)
Provides e-books and journals published by Springer in the area of philosophy. The library owns the 2005-2011 collections of e-books.
QuickSearch for Philosophy
QuickSearch allows you to search several databases and the library catalog at once. The QuickSearch below is limited to full-text resources within the discipline of Religion & Philosophy. Remember that QuickSearch does not include all of TLU's resources and does not allow you to use many of the specialized features of individual databases.
--Finding a particular journal--
To see if a journal or magazine is available, either online or in print, look in the Publications by Title list.
Need an item that our library doesn't own? No worries, you can email the title, author and date of what you need to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a form. We can get most (but not all) articles within 2 days and many books within 4-8 days.
For more information, visit our interlibrary loan page.
--Using databases off-campus--
If you are using an off-campus computer, you will be prompted for your last name (Not your network username but last name only) and your 8-digit TLU number.
--Evaluate and cite sources--
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