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Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. (Ref 103 Au24a) Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1999.

Companion to the Philosophers. (Ref 103 Ar69) Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (Ref 103 Ed97) 8 vols. plus suppl. New York: Macmillan, 1967.

Includes: Encyclopedia of Bioethics
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

Includes: Oxford Companion to Philosophy - Also available in print (Ref 103 Ox2) Oxford: Oxford University, 1995.

Research Guide to Philosophy. (Ref 107 T435) Chicago: ALA, 1983.


American Philosophical Association - Main professional organization for philosophers in the United States. Includes news, membership, job listings, and selected full text of their publications.

Bryn Mawr Classical Review - "timely reviews of current scholarly work in the field of classical studies," including classical philosophy. From 1990 to the present.

Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. (Ref 103 Au24a) 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge, 1999.

Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy. (Ref 181 C230) London: Routledge, 1997.

Companion to the Philosophers. (Ref 103 Ar69) Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1999.

Dictionary of the History of Ideas. (Ref 102 W636) 5 vols. New York: Scribner, 1974.

Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion: Eastern and Western Thought. (Ref 103 R259) Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities, 1996.

Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy. (Ref 190.3 G485) Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999.

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. (Ref 111.85 K297) 4 vols. Oxford: Oxford, 1998.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (Ref 103 Ed97) 8 vols. plus supplement. New York: Macmillan, 1967.

Handbook of Western Philosophy. (Ref 190 P229) New York: Macmillan, 1988.

Hippias: Philosophy in Cyberspace - A search engine specifically for philosophy and logic. Search by keyword, or browse through the organized subject lists for annotated Web links.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - has articles on philosophy terms and topics, but they should not be considered scholarly. It is a decent reference source for looking up authors and texts, and has a good browsable timeline of Western Philosophy. Searchable. From the University of Tennessee.

Oxford Companion to Philosophy. (Ref 103 Ox2) Oxford: Oxford University, 1995.

Oxford Handbook of Epistemology. (Ref 121 Ox2) Oxford: Oxford, 2002.

Oxford Handbook of Free Will. (Ref 123 Ox2) Oxford: Oxford, 2002.

Philosophers Web Magazine (TPM Online) - "The Philosophers' Magazine on the 'net." There are some selected full text articles, and tables of contents for the various issues from Winter 1997 to the present. There is also a Web links section, with brief annotations.

Political Philosophy - Organized into a "reasoned index" with such subjects as Political Philosophy of the World, Ancient Political Philosophy, Christianity and the Middle Ages, and On-Line Publications. From University of Pisa.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (Ref 103 C844) 10 vols. London: Routledge, 1998.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - a dynamic scholarly work in progress, developed at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University.

WWW Virtual Library: Philosophy, maintained by the University of Bristol (UK).


Looking for a specific journal/periodical? Search by title, ISSN, or abbreviation to see if SMC has access to a specific periodical title.


Arisbe - Devoted to Charles Sanders Peirce, "the American philosopher, scientist and humanist."

Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers. (Ref 103 B815) London: Routledge, 1996.

Blackwell Guide to the Modern Philosophers: From Descartes to Nietzsche. (Ref 190 Em61) Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2001.

Center for Dewey Studies

Episteme Links - Texts and biographies of "famous philosophers". Interpretations and commentaries provided are not necessarily authoritative: caveat lector! Searchable.