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Featured Resources

The featured titles below are helpful places to start if you wish to learn more about a philosopher, philosophical topic or concept.


Welcome to the research guide for philosophy at Auburn University. For information about finding books, articles, and more, click on the tabs above.  If you have questions about conducting research in philosophy, email Juliet Rumble ( to schedule an individual research consultation.


Getting Started

If you are looking for an introduction to a philosopher or philosophical topic, reference sources such as encyclopedias and dictionaries are helpful starting points.  The companions and guides listed below also cover key thinkers, topics, and concepts:

  • Blackwell Companions to Philosophy
  • Blackwell Philosophy Guides
  • Oxford Readings in Philosophy
  • Very Short Introductions  (Sample search in library catalog: very short introductions philosophy)
  •  Routledge Companions (Sample search in library catalog: routledge companion aesthetics)
    • Cambridge Companions (Sample search in library catalog: cambridge companion plato)



          Key Research Databases

          Are you looking for scholarly journal articles in the field of philosophy?  Try these research databases first:

          For a more detailed list of research databases, click here.

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