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Suggested Databases for Philosophy Articles
Religion and Philosophy Collection This link opens in a new window
EBSCOhost's Religion & Philosophy Collection™ provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. With more more than 300 full text journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.
ERIC This link opens in a new window
EBSCOhost's ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) database provides access to education literature and research. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Content includes journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books dating back to 1966.
MasterFILE Premier This link opens in a new window
EBSCOhost's MasterFILE Premier database is designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Academic Search Premier This link opens in a new window
This EBSCOhost multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Google Scholar includes both books and articles. Be careful when selecting that the source is reputable. If an article is not made freely available online, remember that you can use the BC3 Library's Request an Article service to request it and we will do our best to obtain it and email it to you - free of charge.
Open Educational Resources
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Electronic Philosophy Books
Locating Philosophy Books
The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books that can help you learn about philosophy. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.
Browsing the Stacks
Philosophy books are located in the 100s section of the library.
More specifically, books about ethics are in the 170s; ancient, medieval and eastern philosophy are located in the 180s; and modern western and other noneastern philosophy books are in the 190s.
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