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Use this subject guide to help you get started with your research in Philosophy. It includes books, research databases, journals, and links to useful websites.
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Reference Resources

The reference resources listed below are available either electronically or in print (or both).  Each title is linked to its proper library catalog record, which provides further details and electronic access when available.  

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Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy
Call Number: REF B41 .C35
ISBN: 0521637228
Short, concise entries on philosophers, terms and schools of thought.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy - Simon Blackburn
Call Number: B41 .B53 2008 Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780199541430
Publication Date: 2008-10-02

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy
Call Number: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0199264791
Short entries on philosophers, terms, schools of thought; longer entries on major philosophers and key concepts

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World Philosophers and Their Works
Call Number: REF B104 .W67
ISBN: 0893568783
Entries on over 200 of the world’s major philosophers and overviews of their major works

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Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Philosophers
Call Number: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0415060435
Detailed accounts of the lives, works, influence and reception of thinkers from all the major philosophical schools and traditions of the twentieth-century

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Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Call Number: REF B51 .E53
ISBN: 0028657802
Comprehensive encyclopedia covering all aspects of philosophy, many of which relate to political thought

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Masterpieces of World Philosophy - Frank N. Magill; John Roth (Editor); Frank Magill
Call Number: REF B75 .M423
ISBN: 9780062700513
Publication Date: 1991-08-19
Detailed overviews of 82 major works of philosophy, each with a suggested reading guide


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