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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Philosophy 203: Ancient Philosophy from Homer to Augustine

Welcome

This guide is designed to help you find fundamental resources for research in the area of philosophy. The resources here are by no means comprehensive, but they will help you achieve a sound start to your work. The research process is often nonlinear and you will probably find yourself returning to certain steps and certain resources over and over. Explore, ask questions, find information.

Please feel free to contact me with your questions or suggestions for improving this guide!

Research Arguments vs. Reports

In philosophical research, you are entering into an existing conversation and making a specific argument. Our research guide on academic arguments can help you tell the difference between the types of research writing. 

Online Reference Collections

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Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies Online 

Oxford Bibliographies Online is a library of discipline-based subject modules created by leading scholars. Each guide includes the most important and significant sources in a specific area of study, with unique editorial commentary to show how the cited sources are interrelated. We have these subjects: Anthropology, Biblical Studies, Classics, Education, International Law, International Relations, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Renaissance and Reformation, Sociology, and Victorian Literature.

Other Helpful Skills

Polish some of the research skills that will be necessary for research, writing, and presentation across multiple academic disciplines.