Philosophy Research Guide

Your Philosophy Guide    FDU Frank Giovatto Library 2013 

Find about topics, terminology and history in philosophy, or in world religions.  Need more information?  A librarian can help.

CoolCAT    FDU online library catalog contains information about philosophy found in print, electronic books,dvds ,videos, and in other  materials available at Giovatto through our FDU Libraries. Search by keyword,subject, philosopher, or other options.

Giovatto Library books are on the shelves in call number order using the Library of Congress classification system .  For browsing in the collection see the general  areas in Philosophy below

B    Philosophy

BC  Logic

BD  Metaphysics

BL  World Religions

Philosophy encyclopedias and philosophy history resources are good starting points to get an overview of your topic.  There are print and online general philosophy resources. 

Credo Reference is an online  reference oollection of digital works in Philosophy,World Religions, among other subjects, with images, audio ,and text covering ancient times to present.  Choose FDU Online Library from the FDU Library webpage for database access.

Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.(FDU)E-Book.B51 .C58 2000eb.

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.Giovatto(FDU) Reference B51 .094 1995

There are subject specific philosophy publications.

The Life of the Mind:Readings for PHIL 1000. Jason A. Scorza. Giovatto(FDU) B74 .L55 2007

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. Giovatto (FDU) BL31 .C65 2005

Cambridge Companion to Existentialism Giovatto(FDU)New Bookshelf B819 2012

Ideas Under Fire Lavery Giovatto(FDU)New Bookshelf B29 2013

To find  published articles on Philosophy in journals, magazines or newspapers, look for your topic in printed, or in computer indexes found in our FDU  Online Library databases .  

Article computer indexes covering  Philosophy . Sources are multidisciplinary of which Philosophy is a part.  Choose FDU Online Library from the FDU Library webpage for access to databases listed below.

Academic Search Premier

Humanities International Complete


MLA International Bibliography

Additional FDU Online Library databases covering Philosophy.

Literature Resource Center

Literary Reference Center

Areas  of Specialization

Philosophy careers             Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Philosophy in education      ERIC lesson plans in teaching philosophy.

Philosophical Psychology   PsycARTICLES

Philosophy  news and current trends  may be  viewed in the following print title through the Giovatto Periodicals department.   International Journal of Applied Philosophy,

How to cite your sources in Philosophy. Citation style guides  are found by searching CoolCAT, FDU Online Library catalog. Ask your instructor which citation style you should use for your assignment.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research  Giovatto (FDU) Ready ReferenceLB2369 .G53 2009

Searching non-FDU web resources through the open web.

American Philosophical Association (APA)

Promotes exchange of ideas among philosophers.

Contemporary philosophy of mind: an annotated bibliography.

Contemporary philosophy

Council for Research in Values and Philosophy

Promotes cooperative philosophical research


Pat Murray, Giovatto librarian, June 2013