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Philosophy Resources: Background Info

Getting Started with Reference

Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and handbooks. Entries in such sources tend to be rather short and they are meant to help you get started with research on a new topic.

Subject-Specific Online Reference Resources

General Reference Databases

Reference Books


Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy
CALL NUMBER: Ref. B 41.B79 2004

Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy
CALL NUMBER:  Ref. B41 .C35 2015

Dictionary of Philosophical Quotations
CALL NUMBER:  Ref. B21 .D54 1994

Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy
CALL NUMBER: Ref. B111 .P74 2007

Oxford Companion to Philosophy
CALL NUMBER: B51 .O94 2005

Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy
CALL NUMBER: B121 .C66 1997

Encyclopedia of Ethics
CALL NUMBER: BJ63 .E45 2001

Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy
CALL NUMBER:  Ref. B163 .E53 1997

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
CALL NUMBER:  Ref. GE42 .E533 2009

Encyclopedia of Philosophy
CALL NUMBER:  Ref. B51 .E53 2006 vol. 1-10

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
CALL NUMBER:  Ref. B51 .R68 1998 vol. 1-10