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Philosophy Research Guide

Philosophy Text portals

  • Episteme Links Electronic Texts - a database of over 2,100 links to electronic texts by famous philosophers throughout history. This section is currently searchable in three ways: title keyword, philosopher, topic category.
  • Past Masterslocked database - database providing searchable access to scholarly editions for Aristotle: Complete Works, British Philosophy: 1600-1900, Continental Rationalists, The, Hume: Complete Works and Correspondence, Plato: Collected Dialogues

    Searching the Catalog for Philosophy Works

    Searching the Catalog for Philosophy Books


    To find a book on the shelf, philosophy books are shelved in the main collection on the second floor, use the call number listed in the catalog. Most materials in Philosophy have call numbers beginning with B-BD or BH-BJ.

    B Philosophy (General)
    BC Logic
    BD Speculative philosophy
    BH Aesthetics
    BJ Ethics


    Remember that if you are looking for materials about a certain philosopher, try searching with the philosopher's name as the subject in the advanced catalog search. This will provide you with a list of items about that philosopher, instead of items written by that philosopher. If you want to search for works written by a particular philosopher, search by the philosopher's name in an author search.