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Philosophy: Encyclopedias and More

This guide provides a user friendly list of suggested sites for research in philosophy.

Using an Encyclopedia

As a Background Source

The purpose of an encyclopedia is to provide basic information about a topic. Within the article, you should encounter important terms, the names of notable people, and background information on the topic. This can help you establish a foundation for your research.

Never Cite an Encyclopedia Article

This is something that is never done. Never!

Use the Bibliography at the End of an Article

Sources included are considered classic books and articles on the topic.


Electronic and Print Reference Sources

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy 
REF B51 R68 1998

The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy
B41 C35 1995

Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies
B131 E5
Guide to Buddhist Philosophy
 B162 I52 1985

The Encyclopedia of Enlightenment
REF B802 W48 1996

The Handbook of Western Philosophy
B804 H17 1988

Bibliography of Bioethics
R724 W3

Subject Guide

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