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Philosophy: Get Started

A guide to research in philosophy.

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No one is born knowing how to use a library for college research. All of us at Tutt Library are ready to help you with your research whether you are a first year student or a tenured professor. 

Course guides

Research guides for CC courses in Philosophy


Detail of Raphael, School of Athens

Detail of School of Athens by Raphael, 1511.

Get started with Tiger

Search TIGER for

Tiger is the CC library catalog; use it to find books, DVDs, and other things in our local collection. For more on Tiger and for ways to get books from other libraries, see the "Find Books" tab, above.

Getting started in research for philosophy

The two encyclopedias below will provide excellent introductions to topics in philosophy, helping you put philosophers and philosophical topics in context. They also have bibliographies that can help you move on to the next stage of your research.

Get started finding articles

The Philosopher's Index and PhilPapers are our two dedicated philosophy databases. JSTOR covers many academic disciplines, including philosophy. For a full list of databases in philosophy and ideas for effective searching, see the "Find Articles" tab, above.

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