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Designed for philosophy students, this guide takes you through the Library’s resources to improve your research.

Reference Resources


Find useful philosophy reference books available at the Zondervan Library. If there are no print options shown for this subject be sure to search the online collections below.

These reference resources cover philosophy as a whole. All time periods and histories are represented. An excellent place to start your research.

These reference resources are all devoted to the area of ethics. They cover general ethics, as well as technology and the environment. This is a great place for any papers or work looking at ethics.

These reference resources are focused on specific geographical, racial, and historical philosophies. These resources are very useful to get more details on a specific type of thought. 

These reference resources are devoted to different topics within philosophy as a whole. Topics like Metaphysics and Aesthetics are two of the many subjects covered. These resources are excellent for those focusing on a specific topic. 

Online Reference Tools

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Provides encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference

Offers multidisciplinary and cross-searchable dictionary and reference works published by Oxford University Press.


Other Reference Resources

Biography in Context

Provides biographical information for thousands of significant people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Contemporary Authors

Provides biographical and bibliographical information and references to thousands of international authors.