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Resources available for the study of Philosophy
Last Updated: May 1, 2015 URL: http://libguides.wku.edu/content.php?pid=202347 Print Guide RSS Updates

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    WKU Special Resources

    • TOPCAT (WKU Libraries' Online Catalog
      Lists CD’s, DVD’s, sound recordings, and other items owned by the library, searchable by title, author, subject or keyword.

      TOPCAT has a mapping feature which shows where on each floor the books are located within the main library.

      TOPCAT lists titles of magazines and journals owned by the library, but does not provide access to articles.

    Basic resources for finding Philosophy

    The following services are recommended for use by first-year students and nonmajors:

    • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)  
        
      A large multi-subject database which covers every topic. Contains abstracts of scholarly journal and popular magazine articles, with many available full text.
    • Google Scholar  
        
      This scholarly search engine identifies articles and scholarly resources across many disciplines.
      *Directions for getting full text articles*
    • Humanities Index
      Reference Periodical Indexes AI3 .H85
      Contains information on all fields of the humanities, including philosophy and ethics. The Humanities Index had several previous titles, including: Social Sciences and Humanities Index; International Index: A Guide to Periodical Literature in the Social Sciences and Humanities; and International Index to Periodicals.
    • JSTOR  
        
      Provides the full text/full image web access of the complete archival collections of several communication related journals up to the most recent five years.
    • Oxford English Dictionary
    • Philosopher's Index (EBSCOhost)
      The basic tool for finding articles about philosophy and ethics, Philosopher's Index indexes articles from 1940 to the present.
    • Project Muse  
        
      Provides online, worldwide, institutional subscription access to the full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, including philosophy, ethics, and logic.

    Advanced resources for finding Philosophy

    • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
      Part of the Web of Science database, this database indexes many journals philosophy and ethics materials.
    • Index to Legal Periodicals
      This print series indexes articles on jurisprudence, property, liberty, legal philosophy, and natural rights. Located in the Helm Reference Room at REF PER/IND K9 .N32.
    • L'annee Pilologique
      Published in France, this annual abstracting guide contains materials on philosophy. Some of the abstracts are in French and some are in English. Located in the Helm Reference Room at >b>REF PER/INDZ 7016 .M35A.

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