The Philosophy subject area is wide in scope, including Aesthetics, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic, Moral Philosophy and Philosophy of Mind, to name a few specific subjects within this discipline. Maag Library provides access to information on Philosophy in a variety of formats to which this subject guide provides basic access. For further assistance, contact the Maag reference desk, chat with a librarian online via the Maag Library home page or contact the above named librarian.
Reference resources are a good place to start your research as they provide general coverage of a subject area, and often include bibliographical references to expand on your research.
Books can be found by searching the Maag Library or OhioLINK catalogs. OhioLINK books are available through inter-library loan, and generally arrive within three days.
Academic library collections are organized using Library of Congress Classification which organizes books within similar subject areas in the same general area of the collection.
The following are general Library of Congress classes under which books on Philosophy are found.
Searching by subject heading is the most effective way to conduct research. Once you find a relevant resource, click on the attached subject headings in the catalog record to find other resources in the same subject area.
The following is a list of subject headings under which you may find useful resources.
Add moral and ethical aspects to your topical subject heading.
For example: Death Moral and ethical aspects
Students rely heavily on online subscription databases to conduct searches for scholarly articles. Maag Library also maintains some print subscriptions to journals. Should you not find the full text for a specific article online, it may be available through the Maag Library print serial collection or the print serial collection of another OhioLINK library.
The following online databases are key to your Philosophy research however, you should be encouraged to sample any of the numerous online databases available through the Maag Library home page.
Indexing and abstracts to books and articles on philosophy, ethics, logic and related disciplines. As this is a citation index, there is no full text available. You must select an article and then find it using Electronic Journal Finder or the Maag Library catalog for print journal titles.
Philosopher's Index is accessible via campus network only.
The Electronic Journal Center includes the full text of more than 6000 online research journals covering many subject areas.
Academic Search Premier is the world’s largest scholarly, multi-discipline, full text database designed specifically for academic institutions. This resource indexes over 4300 periodicals and contains the full text for over 3400 scholarly publications. This scholarly collection provides full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study.
The content of JSTOR spans many disciplines, including Philosophy. It's purpose is to provide wide spread access to an archive of high quality scanned images of articles printed in important scholarly journals. Be advised that this is a retrospective resource, and that there will be a 1-5 year gap between the most recently published issue and the issues available in JSTOR.