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Philosophy Research Guide

Welcome to the research guide for your course in philosophy.  The suggested electronic resources are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page.  Print resources are available in the PHC on campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community.  You may check out the location and availability of an item in the on campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here or through the library home page.

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Reference works


You will find the following items in print in the PHC on campus collection.

History of philosophy, volumes 1-9, edited by Copleston, available at B 72 .C62 1993, have a reputation for objectivity, scholarship, and scope.

Encyclopedia of philosophy, volumes 1-10, edited by Borchert, available in the PHC reference collection at Ref B 51 .E53 2006. 

Chronological and thematic charts of philosophies and philosophers by Hunnex is available in the PHC reference collection at Ref BD 21 .H725 1986.

Dictionary of philosophy, edited by Dagobert D. Runes, is available in the PHC collection at B 41 .R8. 

Does the center hold? by Donald Palmer is available at BD26 .P24 1996.

History of Greek philosophy, vols.1-6, by W. K. C. Guthrie available at B171 .G83 1962

History of Western philosophy, vols. 1-4, by W. T. Jones available at B72 .J652 1969..

History of Western philosophy and its connection with political and social circumstances by Bertrand Russell is available at B72 .R8. 

Love your God with all your mind: The role of reason in the life of the soul by J. P. Moreland is available at BT50 . M62 1997.

Oxford companion to the mind, edited by Richard L. Gregory, is available in the PHC reference collection at Ref BF 31 .O94 2004.

Oxford companion to philosophy, 2nd edition, edited by Ted Honderich, is available in the PHC collection at B 51 .O94 2005.

Oxford dictionary of philosophy, edited by Simon Blackburn, is available in the PHC collection at B 41 .B53 1996.

Philosophical foundations for a Christian worldview by J. P. Moreland and Lane Craig is available at BR100 . N68 2003.   
Shorter Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy, edited by Edward Craig, is available in the PHC reference collection at Ref B 51 .C58 2005. 


You will find following books in the PHC NetLibrary collection (Note: If you have trouble accessing them, please contact for assistance): 

Companion to Continental Philosophy: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy  

Companion to Metaphysics: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy 

Companion to the Philosophers: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy  

Companion to World Philosophies: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy  

Concise Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy 3rd Ed.   

Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy  

Dictionary of World Philosophy  

Encyclopedia of Postmodernism  

Fifty Major Philosophers Routledge Key Guides; 2nd Ed.  

Hegel Dictionary: Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries  

Heidegger Dictionary: Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries  

History of Philosophy in America, 1720-2000  

Hobbes Dictionary: Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries  

Kant Dictionary: Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries 

Oxford Handbook of Bioethics Oxford Handbooks  

Philosopher's Dictionary  

A Short History of African Philosophy  




JSTOR  accesses complete back issues of 241 scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines.

Lexis Nexis Academic  provides access to wide range of scholarly articles.



Internet Resources

Adelaide provides access to an array of full-text, original source materials.

American Classical League Links links to classical resources, including organizations, journals, activities, teaching resources, and Internet sites.

Aristotle, et al.  provides access to readings for philosophers maintained by the Jacques Maritain Center at Notre Dame.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library  contains a full-text library of philosophical readings.  The site may not be easy to navigate, but is rich in resources.

Classics provides additional full-text original source materials, maintained by M.I.T.  The site is not beautiful, but is resource rich, and easy to navigate.

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet accesses hundreds of philosophy-related links maintained by Earlham College. 

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Philosophy on the Web: A Comprehensive Web Dictionary offers valuable information on philosophers and the history of philosophy.

Philosophers & philosophies  links to a variety of fascinating websites that specialize in specific philosophers and philosophical approaches. However, check the authoritative nature of the website as some are authoritative and some are not (example, Stanford University connects from here - authoritative, and Wikipedia, not authoritative).

Philosopher’s Imprint  publishes peer-reviewed philosophy works through the University of Michigan Digital Library.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy provides access to an impressive collection of writings by and about philosophers and philosophy maintained by Stanford University, and the universities of Amsterdam, Sydney, and Leeds.



Search the library catalog using the following Library of Congress subjects:
Logic--Early Works to 1800
Philosophy, Medieval
Philosophy, Modern
Philosophy, Ancient
Philosophy and religion

Selected Journals


American Journal of Theology & Philosophy (Online 1998-2006)

Canadian Journal of Philosophy (Online 2003-present)

Faith and philosophy (Print 2005-present)

International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (Online 2004-1 year ago)

Journal of Philosophic Logic (Online 1997-1 year ago)

Journal of Philosophy (Print 2001-present and online 1921-present)

Journal of the History of Philosophy (Online 1992-1 year ago)

Journal of the History of Ideas (Online 1940-2008)

Mind (Online 1997-2007)

Philosophia Christi (Print 2003-present)

Philosophical Quarterly (Print 2001-present and online 1950-2002)

Philosophical Review (Print 2001-present and online 1/1/1892 -present)

Religious Studies (Print 2000-present and online 2001-present)


Research tips


  • Search by subject: Once you have located one item in the catalog, you may click on the search term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects.
  • Search by call number:  Once you have located one item in the catalog, click on the call number to view similar titles that surround that item on the shelf. 
  • Use JSTOR and LexisNexi Academic to locate  articles on a particular subject.
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL):  If you are unable to locate an item in the PHC online or on campus collection, you may request resources through Interlibrary loan.  ILL requests may be made directly into the library database WorldCat.  If you have difficulty requesting an ILL in WorldCat, you may use the form on the website or request assistance from any of the library staff. Once you locate an appropriate resource, potential valuable resources may be listed in the item's bibliography. 
  • Loudoun County Public Library's Purcellville Branch is available to students offering a variety of potentially valuable resources.  A library card may be obtained by presenting your PHC library card and their catalog is available online, as well as the option to request items.

Turabian is the approved citation format for this course.  Information on proper Turabian citation is available in the PHC collection, Chicago manual of style, at Ref Z 253 .U69 2003 or online at several sites, such as 

Created by M. Gladden, October, 2008.  Revised by M. Roberts and V. Thornhill June, 2010.