This page is intended to provide students with helpful online research resources. If you are looking for a comprehensive “all-things-philosophy-on-the-internet” style site, see Erratic Impact and Philosophy on the Web .
- A brief overview of the discipline from the American Philosophical Association.
- This guide will show you how to locate books; background information; journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; find additional quality websites; and cite your sources.
- The leading online philosophy encyclopedia.
- Another excellent online encyclopedia.
- PhilPapers is a comprehensive directory of online philosophical articles and books by academic philosophers.
- The most current and comprehensive bibliography of scholarly research in philosophy.
- Compiled by David Chalmers. A list of individuals who have made available online papers in philosophy and related areas.
- Resources assembled by Garth Kemerling.
- Critical thinking resource.
- Google Scholar is a freely accessible Web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. The Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe’s and America's largest scholarly publishers.
Edward Craig. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Routledge: London and New York, 1998.
This is a comprehensive ten volume set with three types of entries: signpost entries, thematic entries, and biographical entries. Signposts offer an overview or a map of each topic. Thematic entries delve into general and specialized disciplines. Biographical entries focus on the work of individual philosophers. Each long entry has its own table of contents to help guide the reader. Furthermore, each entry provides a thorough set of cross-references and a chronological bibliography of sources.Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy not only covers a wide-range of issues, but it is also exceptionally easy to use.
G.H.R. Parkinson and Stuart Shanker, eds. Routledge History of Philosophy. New York: Routledge, 2003.
This 10 volume set is by the same publisher as the Encyclopedia of Philosophy and is very similar in content and organization.
We also have a number of excellent print resources in our Department Library.