Philosophy Research Guide
Locating Journal Articles
Searching for Journal Titles in Philosophy
Search here for a specific journal title or to see a list of philosophy journals (print and electronic) held by the library. You may also browse journals by subject (choose Philosophy and Religion).
Core Philosophy Databases and Indexes
Index and abstracts to journals, books and anthologies, including material in English and other languages. Coverage: 1940 to present.
Humanities Index Index Tables R 050 R28s H
Annual print index to English-language literature in the humanities, including philosophy. Coverage: 1974 to present.
General and Multidisciplinary Databases
JSTOR | ProQuest Research Library | Academic Search Elite | ECO
These databases include the full text of articles in a broad array of scholarly journals and periodicals, including titles in philosophy. Some also include newspapers and popular magazines.
Core philosophical texts will generally be located in the 100-199 call number range on the third floor. However, the interdisciplinary nature of philosophical
inquiry means that material dealing with the ethical or theoretical approaches to
health care, public policy, education, science, and many other disciplines will be
distributed throughout the library.
Find books, journal titles, and media in the Wells College Library.
Search for books, journal titles, dissertations, and media in other libraries, and request material via Interlibrary Loan.
Web Resources and Electronic Texts
Annotated links to web resources, selected and reviewed by specialists and searchable by sub-discipline or keyword.
The Internet Classics Archive
Full texts of literary and philosophical works, primarily of Greco-Roman authors.
Encyclopedias provide concise, summary information, and can be a good place to start
your research. Most are located in the stacks near the main desk. Selected titles
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (1998) R 103 R86
Encyclopedia of Ethics R 170.3 qE56 2001
Encyclopedia of Bioethics R 174.2 qR34 1995
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (1998) R 111 qE56
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A dynamic online resource comprised of searchable peer-reviewed articles. Each entry contains a bibliography.
Writing and Citing Your Sources
Check with your instructor to determine if they have a preferred citation style. Guides to Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Chicago Manual are available online. Print copies of style guides are available at the reference desk.