TabsReferenceDictionaries, Directories, Handbooks, Encyclopedias, etc. - Reference works are useful when you need to obtain quick facts, define the terms and scope of your search, or get a broad overview of a topic. Best Bets! are marked with a.Products available to registered McMaster Students/Staff/Faculty Only are marked with a .Bibliographies Bibliography of philosophy in Canada : a research guide MILLS Ref (2nd floor) ZB 981 .M38 Bibliography of Philosophical Bibliographies MILLS Ref (2nd floor) ZB 53 .G8 International Philosophical Bibliography MILLS Ref (2nd floor) ZB 2 .R42 The Philosopher's Dictionary E-book Philosophy Journals and Serials: an analytical guide MILLS Ref (2nd floor) ZB 1 .A28 World Philosophy: a contemporary bibliography MILLS Ref (2nd Floor) ZB 804 .W67 Dictionaries The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy MILLS Ref (2nd floor) B 41 .B79 2204 Dictionary of Eighteenth Century British Philosophers MILLS Ref (2nd floor) B 1301 .D53 1999 Dictionary of Nineteenth Century British Philosophers MILLS Russell Archives (lower level) B 1561 .D53 2002 Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion: Eastern and Western thought MILLS Ref (2nd floor) B 41 .R43 1996 Dictionary of Seventeenth Century British Philosophers MILLS Ref (2nd Floor) B 1131 .D538 2000 Dictionary of the History of Ideas; studies of selected pivotal ideas MILLS Ref (2nd floor) CB 5 .D52 Dictionary of Twentieth Century British Philosophers MILLS Ref (2nd floor) B 104 .D52 2005 Dictionary of World Philosophy MILLS Bookstacks (6th floor) and MILLS Ref (2nd floor) B 41 .I26 2001 Historical Dictionary of Feminist Philosophy MILLS Bookstacks (4th floor) HQ 1190 .G36 2006 Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy Online resource The New Dictionary of Existentialism MILLS Bookstacks (6th floor) B 819 .N28 The Philosopher's Dictionary E-book Directories Directory of American Philosophers MILLS Bookstacks (6th floor) B 935 .D5 International Directory of Philosophy and Philosophers MILLS Bookstacks (6th floor) B 35 .I5 Who's Who in Philosophy MILLS Bookstacks (6th floor) B 804 .W52 Encyclopedias Augustine Through the Ages: an encyclopedia MILLS Bookstacks (6th floor) B 655 .Z69A84 1999 The Concise Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophers Online resource (McMaster only) MILLS Ref (2nd floor) B 41 .C66 1975 Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online resource Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy MILLS Bookstacks (6th floor) B 163 .E53 1997 Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (Wilson) MILLS Bookstacks (6th floor) B 802 .W48 2004 Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (Kors) MILLS Ref (2nd floor) B 802 .E53 2003 Encyclopedia of Philosophy MILLS Bookstacks (6th floor) B 51 .E5 MILLS Russell Library (lower level) B 51 .E5 Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Supplement MILLS Bookstacks (6th floor) B 51 .E5 1996 The Oxford Companion to Philosophy MILLS Bookstacks B 51 .O94 2005E-book Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy E-book Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online resource World Philosophy: essay reviews of 225 major works MILLS Ref (2nd Floor) B 29 .W68 1982 Histories of Philosophy Medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment Women Philosophers. A.D. 600-1500 MILLS Bookstacks B 105 .W6 M39 1989 Modern Women Philosophers, 1500-1900 MILLS Bookstacks B 105 .W6 M63 1991 Contemporary Women Philosophers, 1900-today MILLS Bookstacks B 105 .W6C66 1995 The History of Philosophy MILLS Bookstacks B 77 .B723 MILLS Russell Archives (lower level) B 77 .B723 A History of Philosophy MILLS Bookstacks B 72 .C62 2003 A Hundred Years of Philosophy MILLS Bookstacks B 1615 .P3 Recent Philosophers: a supplement to A hundred years of philosophy MILLS Bookstacks B 1615 .P313 1985 Research Guides Library Research Guide to Philosophy MILLS Ref (2nd floor) ZB 72 .L47 1990 Philosophy: A guide to the reference literature MILLS Ref (2nd floor) ZB 72 .B97 1997 The Philosopher's Guide to Sources, Research tools, Professional life, and Related Fields MILLS Ref (2nd floor) ZB 53 .D43 Research Guide to Philosophy MILLS Bookstacks (6th floor) B 52 .T5 1983 Primary TextsPrimary texts may be the literary works themselves (manuscripts, novels, poems, short stories, diaries, etc.) or first-hand accounts of an event or a person's life or work. These include letters, autobiographies, posters, diaries, archival materials, and photographs.Type a name in the library catalogue search box under Anywhere and then limit the results to Archives and Research Collections. The option to limit is on the navigation bar on the left side of the screen under Location : selecting Location will display a list of items held in the Archives and Research Collections. In addition to early printed works prior to 1800, Archives and Research Collections holds a rich diversity of primary texts for the humanities and social sciences such as diaries, letters, posters, photographs, maps, narratives and manuscripts. The authors of these works include Bertrand Russell, Vera Brittan, Boethius . Anthony Burgess, C.K. Ogden, John Garvin, Hans Gadamer , Ralph Strauss, H.G. Wells, Virginia Woolf and many others. For an overview of the Archives and Research Collections' contents click here. Bertrand Russell Archives Since 1968, McMaster University has housed the works of Bertrand Russell , a British philosopher, logician, essayist and renowned peace advocate. These works include his correspondence, manuscripts, tapes, films, photographs, personal library, medals and even his writing desk. C.K. Ogden (Charles Kay) A philosopher in the early part of the twentieth century, C.K. Ogden was a polymath who was drawn to a lifelong study of languages. He was the founder of Basic English, which was the supposed solution to the problem of international misunderstanding. The Archives and Research Collections contains Ogden's correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, notebooks, articles, publications, photographic and family material as well as many other items related to Ogden's life's work. BooksUse McMaster's Library Catalogue to find books on your topic. Click the Help link for searching tips & strategies. To find books in the Endeca online catalogue, search by title, journal title, author, subject, call number or anywhere. To search the catalogue for a specific title, enter the title into the search box and select in Title from the drop down menu. Acts of Religion To find books by a particular author/person, search Endeca by in Author Nicholas Reschner OR Rescher, Nicholas To find books about a particular person/author or topic, search Endeca byin Subject Immanuel Kant OR Kant, Immanuel Ontology Some basic subject headings for your topic include: Ancient philosophy Chinese philosophy Comparative philosophy Ethics Metaphysics Modern philosophy (20th century) Philosophy and religion Theory of knowledge Women and philosophy To find a bibliography on a certain person/author, enter the person/author followed by bibliography as a subdivision heading and search using in Subject William James - bibliography To find further subject headings select the title of a relevant source to link to the full record and look at the headings listed under Subjects If you do not know the correct subject heading for a topic, simply enter in the word(s) that describe the topic and select Anywhere from the drop down menu beside the search box. This will allow the catalogue to search for the word(s) anywhere in the books' records. Entering Philosophy as a subject heading will produce a long list of results. In order to find resources that complement your topic, it is best to search the catalogue by using the Browse tab. This way, the subject heading Philosophy can be broken down into the various philosophical schools of thought as well as specific time periods. By using the navigation menu on the left side of the screen, the results can be specified further (by subject, geographic location, publication date, etc.). New Titles Click Hereto View Recently Received Titles Related to Your Topic Articles/DatabasesUse article databases to find out which journals, magazines, and newspapers have published articles on your topic. Most useful when recent information is required, or when the topic is too specific to be covered in a book. Best Bets! are marked with a. Products available to registered McMaster Students/Staff/Faculty Only are marked with a . Article Databases / Indexes Humanities Abstracts JSTOR Philosopher's Index Religious Studies and Philosophy Collection Social Sciences Citation Index Selected Journals Canadian Philosophical Reviews Journal of Philosophical Research Human Studies European Journal of Philosophy WebsitesThe Internet is home to useful web sites on many subjects. Unlike the resources on other tabs, the following resources are selected from the free web. Remember to critically evaluate web resources, since web site content is usually unmonitored and unregulated.American Philosophical Association http://www.apa.udel.edu/apa/resources/ A number of web resources listed under eleven subcategories. The Bertrand Russell Research Centre – McMaster Universityhttp://russell.mcmaster.ca/ This website is comprised of a number of resources relating to one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. It includes a collection of Russell's papers and letters as well as the Bertrand Russell Research Centre's annual newsletters, the digitized version of Russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies , a discussion list, a Russell encyclopedia in the form of a wiki and other resources. The Canadian Philosophical Association http://www.acpcpa.ca/ Under Resources are listed Departments & Programs, Societies & Conferences, Journals, Various, and Your Links. There are also leads to listings for encyclopedias and dictionaries, search engines, databases and archives, texts, other sites, and listservs. EpistemeLinks.comhttp://www.epistemelinks.com/Main/MainPers.aspx A guide to philosophy resources on the internet. Ethics Updates http://ethics.sandiego.edu/ This website provides resources and updates on current literature, both popular and professional, for professors and students on topics relating to ethics. Guide to Philosophy on the Internet http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/philinks.htm A number of links under headings such as guides, journals, mailing lists, philosophers, dictionaries, e-texts, associations and bibliographies. Not updated since 2003 but still a good amount of foundational information. McMaster Department of Philosophy Homepagehttp://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~philos/index.html World Wide Web Subject Catalogue – Philosophyhttp://www.uky.edu/Subject/philosophy.html This website, operated by the University of Kentucky, includes a long list of philosophy resources including Internet references for philosophers, discussion lists, websites, online texts and journals as well as information on conferences.