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Philosophy: Reference

This guide is intended to help you know more about Library and Internet resources in the area of Philosophy. Use this guide as your starting point, come to the Library or Ask a Librarian for more resources and help.

Online Encyclopedias

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works into a single cross-searchable resource.

Cambridge Companions eReference

Go to Cambridge Companions This link opens in a new window Description of this database. database, scroll to The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture, Click on Find out more.

What is Reference

Reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and biographies help you find factual and background information about your topic

It is advisable to look at more than one source of information to get the most information and to have a more balanced view of the topic.

Google and Wikipedia could be good places to start your search for general and initial ideas about your topic. But you will always have to use Library resources to get more credible information.

Reference Books

The following is a selected list of reference materials on Philosophy available through the library. For a complete list, go to the library catalogue LIBCAT , perform a keyword search (philosophy) and restrict to items held at Jafet Reference.