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Philosophy: Print Resources

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Reference Resources

Reference sources provide solid background information on a topic or provide a quick and easy access to sources with factual information. You will want to consult them when you either want to get a good background on a topic (e.g., an encyclopedia entry) or to find a quick fact or definition (e.g., dictionary or almanac).

Selected Philosophy Resources
  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics 111.85 E56 1994 4 vols.]
  • Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics [Ref 170.3 E56 1998]
  • Encyclopedia of Bioethics [Ref 174.2 E56R 2004, 5 vols]
  • Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues in Biotechnology [Ref 174.96 M984e, 2vols 2000]
  • Encyclopedia of Ethics [Ref 170.3 E562, 2001, 3 vols]
  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy [Ref 103 E56 2006, 10 vols]
  • Oxford Companion to Philosophy [Ref 103 O96 2005 Electronic resource]
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy [Ref 103 R869 1998 10 vols.]
  • World Philosophers and Their Works [Ref 109 W927 2000 3 vols]

Subject Guide

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Sidney Dreese
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Reading, Pennsylvania 19612