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Philosophy 256: Philosophy and Literature

Fall 2007, Prof. Jackson

Research Guide prepared by Yolanda Merrill, Humanities Librarian

How To

Define and research your topic.

Write an academic paper. Excellent introduction to researching and writing an academic paper. Created by Dartmouth College library.

Request an item on Interlibrary Loan. This W&L service will borrow books and articles for you from other libraries.

Write your bibliography.  Learn to cite your sources using the MLA (Modern Language Association) Citation Style guide.

RefWorks : saves lists of citations from databases, and creates notes and bibliographies

Avoid Plagiarism. Staying out of trouble.

Get Research Help. Fill out this form if you'd like to meet with Prof. Merrill individually to discuss your research.

Background Information

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Dictionary of the History of Ideas

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

Finding Books

Annie ex: KW existential* litera*

WorldCat. Hundreds of library catalogs combined.

Finding Articles

Philosopher's Index

MLA International Bibliography. For now use this link to the MLA.

Literature Resource Center
Humanities Research Guide