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Philosophy: General Philosophy Research Tools

Research resources and search tips for Philosophy

Books & eBooks

Use the Library catalog to search for books on specific subjects.

Example subjects:

  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • Thought and thinking
  • Socrates


Books that check out are on the 2nd floor of the library.

Reference books are on the 1st floor. These include subject encyclopedias which are a good starting point for research.

In addition to print books in the library collection, you can also find ebooks in library databases like these:

Example books and ebooks:

Books: Ethics

Many of the topics which students choose to research are related in some way to ethics. The following SCC Library books contain chapters which consider topics like:

  • Promoting the good
  • Altruism
  • Well-being
  • Fairness
  • Equality
  • Errors or mistakes (including medical errors)
  • Forgiveness
  • Conduct of life
  • Doing or allowing harm
  • Lying
  • Promises
  • Obligations
  • Demanding too much
  • Rights
  • Rules


  Library Databases

Databases contain ebooks, articles, images, and other electronic information .

From the SCC Library homepage choose Databases by Subject, or try one of these databases: