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Philosophy: Home/Books

This is a guide to web sites and library resources to support research and exploration in Philosophy.

General Resources

Research@UWW  searches for "Everything" (articles, books, ebooks, videos, digital resources, government documents, etc.) from all disciplines. You also can search articles only, or the local catalog only (UWW's books, media, and more).

Google Scholar finds both books and articles. To use it from off campus configure the settings to access full text in Library subscription databases.

Google Books finds books and shows a summary of what they discuss. Sometimes you can search within the text and read portions of it online.

A to Z Databases lists Library subscription & other databases that help you find resources (articles, dissertations, statistics, etc.).

Find Journals is used to search for a particular journal, magazine or newspaper by title to see if the Library has access to it, online or not.

Login to Access Library Resources

Licensed resources require login with a UWW Net-ID (same as UWW e-mail & Canvas login). The Troubleshooting page may help with any difficulties.

Library of Congress Classification - Philosophy

Call numbers on library books group them by topic. Most books dealing with philosophy have call numbers starting with B. Lettered areas are further subdivided by numbers (see some examples below). You can use this information to browse library shelves.

B - Philosophy (General)

B69-4695: History & Systems

B69-105  General works

B108-118 Ancient

B121-161 "Orient"

B165-491 Greece

B505-626 Greco-Roman

B630-708 Alexandrian and Early Christian

B720-765 Medieval

B770-785 Renaissance

B790-4695 Modern

BC - Logic

BD - Speculative philosophy

BD95-131. Metaphysics

BD143-237.Epistemology. Theory of Knowledge

BD300-450.Ontology (including being, the soul, life, death)

BJ - Ethics

BJ71-1185...History and general works (including individual ethical philosophers)

BJ1188-1295.Religious ethics

BJ1395 . ....Feminist ethics

BJ1400-1500 Special topics

BJ1518-1697.Individual ethics. Character. Virtue (including practical and applied ethics, conduct of life, etc.)

More detail about how number ranges within these areas further break down this subject is online from the Library of Congress.

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