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This guide provides links to the most useful databases and resources for conducting research in the field of philosophy. Use the tabs to navigate through the pages of this guide.

Online Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

  • Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names
    This is a concise guide to technical terms and personal names often encountered in the study of philosophy
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    The purpose of the IEP is to provide detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia is free of charge and available to all users of the Internet world-wide.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Welcome to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP). From its inception, 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.

General Print Background Sources


Specific Philosophies