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Philosophy Research Guide: Find Books

Use this guide to find books and articles on philosophy topics.

UNO Catalog (books available at UNO Library)

o   Use the UNO Library's online catalog (iLink) to locate books in the library.  Putting a name in the subject field (last name, first name) will retrieve books that are primarily about that person.  You can also search by keyword to search all of the information in the catalog records, for any reference to a word or phrase. 

  o      Be sure to jot down the call number for the book (e.g., B2430 .M3764 T63 2009).  This tells you exactly where the book is located in the Library.  The Stacks Location Chart will show the correct floor and aisle for the call number.  Most philosophy books are located in the B section, on the left side of Aisle 1 on the 1st floor.

 Electronic books are also included in the catalog.  You can limit your search to e-books by selecting “Electronic Book” from the “Material Type” pull-down menu.  To see an e-book from the catalog, just click on the URL in the record to access an electronic version of a book (login required for off-campus access). 

 o   Electronic books can also be searched by going to these individual e-book collections and searching the full-text content:

      §  EBSCO e-books

Other Sources for Books (beyond UNO Library)

Please note that if you identify a book that is not available in the UNO Library Catalog, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.

WorldCat   -- This database combines contents of thousands of library catalogs, allowing you to search millions of records of books and other material. 

Google BooksSearch the full-text of over 30 million books.  Content availability varies.

HathiTrust Digital Library  – Search the full-text of millions of books digitized and preserved by a collection of libraries and research institutions.  Content availability varies.

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