FINDING RESOURCES IN PHILOSOPHY
AND ETHICS

Dr. Bryan M. Carson, J.D., M.I.L.S.
Philosophy and Religion Librarian / Coordinator of Reference and Library Instruction
Western Kentucky University Libraries
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
bryan.carson@wku.edu

Copyright 1993, 1995, 1997-2001. All rights reserved

Contents

INTRODUCTION NON-WESTERN PHILOSOPHY AND THOUGHT
BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND INDEXES ETHICS AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY
DICTIONARIES JURISPRUDENCE AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
ENCYCLOPEDIAS THE MIND AND THOUGHT
LOGIC DIRECTORIES
HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY AND PRIMARY WORKS INDEX OF TITLES

 

Bibliographies and Indexes

Guidebook for Publishing Philosophy : Journals / Northampton, MA : Smith College, 1997. http://www.smith.edu/~jmoulton/guidebook/jcontent.htm.
A subject index to journals in philosophy and related fields.

Research Guide to Philosophy / Terence N. Tice and Thomas P. Slavens. Chicago : American Library Association, 1983.
Introductory-level guide to philosophers and subjects. Contains general essays that are easily understandable by the beginner, explaining what philosophers stand for and defining each concept. There is also a comprehensive general research bibliography at the end of each section. There are author-title and subject indexes at the end of the book. This is a basic place to start for research into the field of philosophy.

Philosopher's Index : An International Index to Philosophical Periodicals and Books / Bowling Green, Ohio : Philosophy Documentation Center, Bowling Green State University, 1940--.
Indexes journal articles by name or by subject. There are no subheadings or cross-references. The names and subjects are indexed together.

Humanities Index / New York : Wilson, 1974--. (Index table 2 for current issues: older ones at Ref. 016.0013 H)
This journal and magazine index is a continuation of the Social Sciences and Humanities Index. That index in turn continued the International Index : A Guide to Periodical Literature in the Social Sciences and Humanities, which is a continuation of the International Index to Periodicals. The Humanities Index covers articles in philosophy, ethics, and utilitarianism. Articles on epistemology are indexed under "Knowledge--Theory of." Individual philosophers are also listed separately, and the philosophy of a subject area is listed under that subject (for example, "Psychiatry--Philosophy). This index is very easy to use, and is arranged in the same style as the Reader's Guide. The Humanities Index is a basic starting place for periodical articles.

Voluntary Euthanasia: A Comprehensive Bibliography / Compiled by Gretchen L. Johnson. Los Angeles : National Hemlock Society, 1987.
Comprehensive guide to literature in the field of euthanasia published in English between 1840 and 1987. The bibliography is arranged by 22 subject areas, and is divided into books, journal articles, and newspaper articles. Contains author index in back of book.

Bibliography of Bioethics / Edited by LeRoy Walters. Detroit : Gale Research Company, 1975.
This comprehensive index covers periodical articles using a subject approach. There is a thesaurus of subject headings in the front of volume one. There are also sample entries with explanations and instructions inside the front cover.

Resources in Ancient Philosophy: An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship in English, 1965-1989 / Albert A. Bell & James B. Allis. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1991.
This work is an annotated bibliography of published research in the field. It can be used to find citations to other sources. Contains a list of "abbreviations used" in front of book, and a combined subject and person index in the back.

Guide to Buddhist Philosophy / Kenneth K. Inada. Boston : G. K. Hall, 1985.
Part of the Asian Philosophers and Resources Guide series. This annotated bibliography makes use of separate subject and author indexes in the back of the work.

Guide to Chinese Philosophy / Charles Wei-hsun Fu and Wing-tsit Chan. Boston : G. K. Hall, 1978.
Part of the Asian Philosophers and Resources Guide series. This annotated bibliography contains an author-title index in the back of the book.

Bibliography and Genetic Study of American Realism / Victor Emmanuel Harrow. Kraus Reprint, 1970.
This work contains a background survey of realism in clearly understandable language. The bibliography is at the end of each survey section. There is no index.

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Directories

International Directory of Philosophers and Philosophy / Bowling Green, Ohio : Philosophy Documentation Center, Bowling Green State University, 1965--.
This directory is divided by country, and then is sub-divided into universities, institutes, societies, journals, and publishers. There is an index in the back of the book. The directory is updated every two years.

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Last updated August 30, 2001