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Starting Your Research

Before you begin finding contemporary research articles to back-up your thesis statement, you may want to find some basic information on the philosophers. One of the best places to do this is with reference sources. Below is a couple of online resources you may want to use.

Oxford Reference Online

Search over 500 full text reference encyclopedias and dictionaries to find content in every academic subject. From arts to history to literature to medicine, science, business, Credo Reference is enhanced with thousands of images, audio files and video. Smart Research starts here.

CREDO Reference




    Here is a short list of philosophers you may be interested in researching. Encyclopedic entries, books, articles, and web sites are examples of the varied types of resources represented.



    Immanuel Kant

    Descartes, Rene

    Leibniz, Gottfried


    Reference Books

    All of these books are found on the main floor of the library. Use the call number to find them or ask a librarian for assistance. While these cannot leave the library, you can take notes from them or make copies of the pertinent pages. You will find other books on the shleves next to these books that may also assist you in your research.

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    Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Call Number: B51 .E53 2006
    ISBN: 9780028657806

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    The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics
    Call Number: BJ1031 .O94 2005
    ISBN: 0199284237

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    Routledge History of Philosophy
    Call Number: B187.5 .R68 1997
    ISBN: 0415062721

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    The Cambridge History of Philosophy, 1870-1945 - Thomas Baldwin
    Call Number: B72 .C35 2003
    ISBN: 052159104X


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