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Philosophy: Reference Materials

Resources for the USD community interested in Philosophy.

Search the catalog for reference resources

Reference resources are typically encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, almanacs, atlases, directories, etc.  When you search the catalog for a reference resources, try using your topic and one of these terms, such as [logic handbook]. 

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Online Resources

The sources below are useful for getting started on the research process.  The following links are for online reference sources.

Print Resources

Reference sources for Philosophy are located in the Copley Library Reference Stacks as well as the Copley Library Book Stacks.  Check the catalog for availability. 

Below is a selection of general reference sources for the study of philosophy:

American philosophy : an encyclopedia Copley Library Book Stacks B850 .A43 2008

The biographical encyclopedia of Islamic philosophy Copley Library Reference Stacks B741 .B56 2006 v.1-2

Encyclopedia of Chinese philosophy Copley Library Book Stacks B126 .E496 2003

The Cambridge dictionary of philosophy Copley Library Reference Stacks B41 .C35 1999

The Oxford handbook of contemporary philosophy Copley Library Book Stacks B790 .O94 2005