In the pages of this guide find information about and links to important resources in Philosophy. Use the left menu to navigate.
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Before you start searching, you should know what you want to find. The type of information you want determines where you look:
The keywords you select will affect what you find. Plan where you want to search and what terms you will search for. The plan may change as you find results and learn from them.
Course textbooks and Reserve readings are often a great place to start. They provide background reading and often include a bibliography. Check to see what's already available for your course. The list of reference books under "Find Books" may also offer helpful background reading and bibliographies.
Where you look for information in Philosophy depends on what you hope to find. There is no ONE PLACE to search for everything. Information is sometimes "owned" by an organization and you'll need to search a specific database to find it.
We have a set of 3 online tutorials that will get you started with your research: see the links on the left. You should read (or watch) these tutorials before trying to do your research - it will save you time and frustration.
There are three basic tutorials you must read, in order to find your way around library research. If you haven't already seen them, take a few minutes now.
For more tutorials, see the Library Tutorials page.