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This guide is to help you get a jumpstart on Philosophy Research by giving an overview of what Philosophy Resources are available in the library, along with some quick tips on how to find and use them. This guide is built in support of the SUU Philosophy Major and Minor.
Sherratt Library provides access to a number of databases on a wide range of subjects. Below is a list of databases with content related to Philosophy:
Provides the deepest collections of journals and articles available to the Library, many journal titles go back to when they began publication. Philosophy is well-represented in this collection and original articles by many modern and contemporary philosophers can be found here.
Comprehensive reference works on many subjects including philosophy. Choose Philosophy from the drop-down list of subjects, and limit the results to "unlocked" or "free" for resources to which you have full access. Otherwise you may use this link: Oxford Reference Philosophy Resources
Oxford’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias, Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas.
Journals from the Johns Hopkins University Press covering literature and criticism, philosophy, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and others.
Covers literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and others.
For researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a comprehensive full-text source of content as it pertains to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.
The SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public.
Other Online Resources
Periodicals and Serials
Although many of the journals and annuals we have in Sherratt Library are available in electronic form, sometimes a print copy is the only way to go. Below is a list of periodicals and serials we have both in print and electronic formats (and occasionally, only in print). Note that print copies of periodicals are housed in the collapsible shelves on the first level, organized alphabetically by title, serials are in the book shelves, organized by call number, like books. What's the difference between a periodical and a serial? Periodicals are published 2 or more times per year; serials are published annually or less frequently. View the links below for holdings and location:
At Sherratt Library we use the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system to organize the items on our shelves. These call "numbers" (they're really letters) on the spines are used for most of our items, including print books and ebooks. Below is a list of call numbers that relate to Art (browsing the shelves of these sections on the 2nd level--or, 3rd level for Oversized items and Curriculum center items including illustrated childrens' books, can reveal resources you never knew you needed)!
Click any of the links below to see a PDF of more complete breakdowns for each number at the Library of Congress.
At Sherratt Library we also use Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to provide access to groups of items with a subject in common. You might find some useful ones typing the following authorized (i.e. standardized) subject headings into the search box on the Sherratt Library landing page: