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Recommended Databases and Websites
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Extensive articles on the lives and writings of philosophers and on philosophical concepts (e.g., moral relativism, deism). Also contains a small collection of full-text books.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Library's Wikipedia! Search a number of specialized encyclopedias including religion and philosophy. Requires login from off-campus.
Recommended Reference Books and Subject Introductions
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Call Number: E-book in Gale Virtual Reference Library
Publication Date: 2005
Make sure to use the left side search box to search within the book.
Encyclopedia of Religion
Call Number: BL31 E46 2005
Available online through Gale Virtual Reference Library. Make sure to use the left side search box to search within the book.
Philosophy of Religion: A Guide and Anthology
Call Number: BL51 P5316 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Available in print at the Library.
Bess & Frank Gladhill Learning Commons Hours and Location
How to do Research in College
How to do Research Guide
Includes tips on searching databases, finding scholarly sources, evaluating resources, and citing sources.
Virtual Library Orientation
Get an overview of the Library Resources and an interactive introduction to conducting research.
Using Wikipedia for Academic Research
Wikipedia can also be a helpful tool for finding background information on your topic. The video below helps explain how to use it best.
GREAT TIP: Use these same techniques when looking at articles from Library Databases.
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