Answered By: Sally Wyman
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2016     Views: 31

The BC Libraries offer many excellent resources (in print and online) to help you conduct research in philosophy.  Of course, the extent to which you’ll need to mine these riches depends upon the scope of your research project.

If you are new to philosophical research, or if the topic you are charged with investigating is largely unfamiliar to you, you might benefit from reading a concise – yet academically trustworthy – overview of your topic to launch your study.  Two good encyclopedias – the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - can meet this need and point you to further resources.

On the BC Libraries’ website, an excellent starting point is the Philosophy Portal, which provides links to key resources, including Philosopher’s Index; a philosophy research guide; and, some of the most relevant databases for philosophical research.

If you need further assistance, please contact Jonas Barciauskas, the Philosophy subject specialist librarian.