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Subject Guide: Philosophy & Religion

Selected Databases

Research Library (Proquest): Search the full collection of journals, magazines and newspapers for information on a broad range of general subjects. (Includes APS Online and Historical New York Times.)

Religion & Philosophy Collection - (EBSCO): More than 300 journals (250 peer-reviewed) covering world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosphy, philosophy of language, moral philosphy, and the history of philosophy.

JSTOR: JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. JSTOR is an interdisciplinary archive of hundreds of journals in the arts, humanities, business and social sciences.

Project Muse: 100% full text coverage of scholarly journals in the fields of literature, politics policy studies economics, education, film, religion and women's studies.

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Selected Internet Resources

Philosophy Resources

PHILWEB lists good resources and information useful in the field of Philosophy.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a searchable database of basic philosophy information and definitions

Philosophy Pages is a site that offers offers helpful information for students of the Western philosophical tradition.

Religion Resources

Virtual Religion Index provides quick access to Internet based religion-related resources arranged by topic.

Religion Gateway -Academic Info is an index of resources for religious study.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Society, editted by William H. Swatos, Jr., is written from the perspective of anthropologists, sociologists and psychologists.

Print Resources

Philosophy Resources

Reference resources for Philosophy include:

  • Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy - B51 .C58 2005eb
  • Encyclopedia of philosophy - B51 .E53 2006
  • Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment - B802 .E53 2003
  • Oxford companion to philosophy - B51 .O94 1995eb
  • Encyclopedia of philosophy. Supplement - B41 .E5 1996

Religion Resources

Use Library of Congress Subject Headings to search for books on religions. Some typical headings include: Religious ethics, Hinduism - Doctrines, Rites and ceremonies, Karma, Buddhism - China, Initiation rites, Islam and philosophy.

These are the areas of the book collection to browse for religion books

  • Encyclopedia of Religion - REF BL31 .E46 2005
  • Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience - REF BL2525 .E53 1988
  • Encyclopedic handbook of cults in America - REF BL2525 .M45 1992
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam - REF DS37 .E523
  • Mythologies - REF BL311 .D513 1991

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