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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.

Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu .


In the PHC Library Collection


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

Classical Philosophy - B 171 .C53 1999

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

Encyclopedia of philosophy, volumes 1-10, edited by Borchert -  Ref B 51 .E53 2006

Chronological and thematic charts of philosophies and philosophers by Hunnex - Ref BD 21 .H725 1986

Dictionary of philosophy, edited by Dagobert D. Runes - B 41 .R8

Does the center hold? by Donald Palmer - BD26 .P24 1996

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

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

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

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

Oxford companion to the mind, edited by Richard L. Gregory - Ref BF 31 .O94 2004

Oxford companion to philosophy, 2nd edition, edited by Ted Honderich - B 51 .O94 2005

Oxford dictionary of philosophy, edited by Simon Blackburn - B 41 .B53 1996

Philosophical foundations for a Christian worldview by J. P. Moreland and Lane Craig - BR100 . N68 2003
Shorter Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy, edited by Edward Craig - Ref B 51 .C58 2005


You will find following books in the PHC ebook collection, and if you have trouble accessing them, please contact askalibrarian@phc.edu 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  




ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials access to articles and citations on theology and philosophy

JSTOR  and Academic Search Premier access thousands of full-text articles and abstracts from over 240 scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines.

LexisNexis  provides access to wide range of  newspaper, magazine, and scholarly articles. When searching you may want to limit your search by selecting what type information is needed.

Philosopher's Index database of citations to scholarly philosophical articles and books



Internet Resources


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

American Classical League  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.

EpistemeLinks provides links to a number of vetted philosophical sites on the Internet, including a link to Philosophical Humor.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a great source of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles across a wide range of philosophical topics.

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

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 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 subject term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects.
  • You can go directly to JSTOR and ProQuest 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.
  • Zotero is a citation management system that will help you collect and organize your resources and then seamlessly create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies.  You can download and watch online tutorials, but you may benefit from a librarian’s help in quickly learning how to use Zotero.

Turabian is the approved citation format for this course.  Information on proper Turabian citation is available in the PHC collection and Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) formatting, from which Turabian is derived, is available online at OWL (Online Writing Lab).

Created by Gladden, 2008.  Revised by Dr. Matthew Roberts/Thornhill, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014.