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Philosophy: Home

Resources for the study of Philosophy

Finding Articles

Browse Core Philosophy Journals

Encyclopedias

These specialized reference works provide definitions of concepts and methods. Such works can help you select a topic for research, define and structure your topic, or place your topic in historical perspective. Some of these sources may also include a bibliography listing more books and articles pertinent to your subject.

Citing Sources

Browse the Michener Stacks

Browse the Book Stacks

Often looking through the shelves can turn up works that would not have been found any other way. Using the Library of Congress subject system, Philosophy is generally shelved in the B call number area with other related fields in BC-BJ. The Library of Congress provides a detailed online list of the subclasses in these areas so you can see how this is organized. Traditional philosophy and related topics can be found primarily in the following call number areas:

B -- General Philosophy, including history
BC--Logic, formal and informal
BD--Metaphysics and epistemology
BF--Philosophy of mind (known as psychology)
BH--Aesthetics
BJ--Ethics