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Core Databases and Indexes

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Info Title   # Users Access Restrictions Format
Academic Search Complete Description Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Biography and Genealogy Master Index Description BGMI - Biography and Genealogy Master Index Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Dissertations and Theses - A&I Description Dissertations and Theses - A&I ‡ (ProQuest) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) Description DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) Available free   Unrestricted Online
Early English Books Online Description Early English Books Online (ProQuest) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective  Description Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library 4 On & Off Campus Online
MUSE Description MUSE Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Description Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Available free   Unrestricted Online
Philosopher's Index Description Philosopher's Index (EBSCOHost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library 2-4 On & Off Campus Online
PRIMO Description PRIMO Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   Special Online
Religion and Philosophy Collection Description Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online

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Books

The following are selected resources for research in philosophy. For more books on this topic, including books about individual philosophers and philosophies, please use the library catalog: Library Catalog.

To find books in other libraries, try using WorldCat, a collective catalog for thousands of libraries in the United States, Canada, and around the world. This catalog should not be used as a substitute for this library's catalog, but as another avenue of searching for books.

Dictionaries

Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers (Reference Collection: B 804. B 52 1996): This dictionary contains biographical and bibliographic information on more than 1,000 philosophers from around the world who lived all or part of their lives in the twentieth century.

Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (Reference Collection: B 41. B 79 2004): This dictionary defines important terms, concepts, and areas of debate in Western philosophy. Also included are brief biographical sketches of Western philosophers and thinkers.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Reference Collection: BH 56. E 53 1998): This four volume encyclopedia defines and explains concepts, theories, and ideas in the study of aesthetics. Also included are brief biographies of philosophers and thinkers who contributed to this branch of philosophical inquiry. A cumulative index can be found in volume four.

Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy (Reference Collection: B 126. E 496 2003): This encyclopedia contains articles on Chinese philosophers and thinkers from ancient times through the twentieth century. Also included are seminal texts in Chinese thought, important concepts and ideas, religions, political theories, and more. This encyclopedia contains an index, a list of entries (in English and Chinese), and a chronology.

Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy (Reference Collection: B 163. E 53 1997): This encyclopedia contains articles on important thinkers from Ancient Greece, Rome, and the first 500 years C.E., as well as schools of thought. Indexed.

Encyclopedia of Ethics (Reference Collection: BJ 63. E 45 2001): This three volume encyclopedia is comprised of articles on important theories, concepts and ideas in the study of ethics. Also included are biographical articles of philosophers and thinkers who have contributed to the study of ethics. A cumulative index can be found in volume three.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Reference Collection: B 51. R 68 1998): This ten volume set contains articles on people, ideas and concepts, schools of thought, and more. Each volume has a brief guide to using the encyclopedia and complete list of entries for the entire set. Volume 10 is a complete index for the set.


Web Sites

EpistemeLinks: Philosophy Resources on the Internet: Developed by a non-profit group, this Web site contains browsable lists of links to philosophy discussion boards, book locators, journals, organizations, and more.

INFOMINE: INFOMINE is a special database that searches for Web sites and documents that most search engines miss, primarily Web pages and documents on university Web sites. This database is developed and maintained by the Library of the University of California, Riverside.

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Created by the University of Tennessee-Martin, this online encyclopedia contains lengthy articles on philosophers and thinkers, problems and concepts in philosophy, schools of thought and so on.

ipl2: Collected and annotated by librarians, this site contains a searchable database of high quality Web sites. To find a Web site, browse the available topics or use the search box.

Philosophy Pages: This online guide to philosophy contains a dictionary of terms and names, timelines and histories, study guides and links to more philosophy pages.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Created by the Metaphysics Research Lab at Stanford University, this encyclopedia covers philosophers, philosophical concepts, theories, aesthetics, ethics, and more. Some entries are not complete.


Librarians

Bibliographer for Philosophy Reference Librarians for Philosophy
Karl Bridges
Asst. Professor
Assistant University Librarian for Systems
(208) 282-4131
bridkarl@isu.edu
Phil Homan
Instruction Librarian
(208) 282-3047
homaphil@isu.edu
 
Kristi Austin
Reference Librarian
(208) 282-7073
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