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Research guide for philosophical research.


This guide provides suggestions and tools for finding research on philsophy through the library. To help you find what you need, it is split up into different sections based on the type of resources available.

This guide is here to help you get started, but it does not cover anything. If you want to learn more, visit us in the library or use one of the Ask Us! boxes to contact us. 

Simple Search Tools

Use these to improve your database and catalog searching.


  • Searches for results with all words
  • smoking AND cancer


  • Searches for results with either search word
  • If combined with AND, words connected by OR need to be in parenthesis
  • Great for synonyms and related concepts: (smoking OR tobacco) AND cancer


  • Combines multiple words into one search term
  • Great for names: "Martin Luther King" 

Doing Research