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Research portal for philosophy.
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Welcome to the Philosophy Portal! The resources on this page will help you get started with philosophy research at JMU. Use the tabs above to find different types of research tools.

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Getting Started

It's often a good idea to begin with broad information on a topic, and move to more narrowly focused books and articles as you develop your topic. 

Reference Universe can help. It locates useful articles in JMU's reference collection, both printed and online, by searching back-of-the-book indexes and article titles in many encyclopedias. It then retrieves the page numbers where there are articles on your topic, or links to pages where articles begin.

Type a word or phrase in the box and click Search.

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    Quick Links for Philosophy

    • JMU Library Catalog  Icon
      Search the online catalog to find books, films and videos, government documents, and more in the JMU Libraries.
    • WorldCat  Icon
      This catalog of more than 110 million titles from 69,000 libraries worldwide is an excellent resource for finding materials owned by other libraries. Many of these are available through Interlibrary Loan.
    • Philosopher's Index (Online)  Icon
      Provides indexing and abstracts from international books and journals published since 1940, covering the fifteen fields of philosophy. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.
      You are able to limit your search to Monographs, Contributions (chapters), and/or Reviews.
    • PhilPapers  Icon
      Comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. Using advanced trawling techniques and large scale crowdsourcing, PhilPapers monitors all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics.

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