Research Resources

Web Resources

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 ImpactOpens in new window and Philosophy on the WebOpens in new window .

Philosophy: A Brief Guide for Undergraduates

  • A brief overview of the discipline from the American Philosophical Association.

CSU Fullerton Philosophy Library GuideOpens in new window

  • This guide will show you how to locate books; background information; journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; find additional quality websites; and cite your sources.

Stanford Encyclopedia of PhilosophyOpens in new window

  • The leading online philosophy encyclopedia.

Internet Encyclopedia of PhilosophyOpens in new window

  • Another excellent online encyclopedia.

PhilPapersOpens in new window

  • PhilPapers is a comprehensive directory of online philosophical articles and books by academic philosophers.

Philosopher's IndexOpens in new window

  • The most current and comprehensive bibliography of scholarly research in philosophy.

People with online papers in philosophyOpens in new window

  • Compiled by David Chalmers. A list of individuals who have made available online papers in philosophy and related areas.

Online Dictionary of PhilosophyOpens in new window

  • Resources assembled by Garth Kemerling.

Fallacy FilesOpens in new window

  • Critical thinking resource.

Google ScholarOpens in new window

  • 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.


Print Resources

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.