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Philosophy (Oxford English Dictionary)
1. Knowledge, learning, scholarship; a body of knowledge; spec. advanced knowledge or learning, to which the study of the seven liberal arts was regarded as preliminary in medieval universities. Now hist. exc. in degree titles, as Doctor, Master of Philosophy.
As a subject of study, philosophy was variously subdivided at different times. Many universities adopted a threefold division into natural, moral, and metaphysical philosophy (sometimes referred to as the three philosophies).
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You can search multiple EBSCOhost databases like Philosopher's Index, Academic Search Premier, and more. Just type your search terms and go! If you're off site, you will be asked for your BroncoWeb ID and password.
Albertsons Library provides access to over 230 research databases and indexes via its "Articles, Databases" link on the library's homepage: http://library.boisestate.edu
We have created several subject-specific lists of databases germane to your topic. For Philosophy, the following databases cover the spectrum of Philosophical research and scholarship:
- Philosopher's Index (PI)
Comprehensive bibliography of philosophical scholarship. In print since 1940, PI is now available online and covers all fields of philosophy.
The Religion & Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. This database offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.
While the two databases above are subject-specific you might also find relevant information related to your topic in the more than 230+ databases and indexes available at the library. You can access these and more databases by going to the Articles, Databases link in the library's homepage at http://library.boisestate.edu/.
If you don't find enough information on your topic of research, consider the following databases:
Start with Articles, Databases
This screencast shows you how to start your article search using the 230 research databases avialable to you at the Albertsons Library. Access to these databases from home/office will require you to login using your BroncoWeb ID and password.
Since there are so many different online resources to begin your search, consider starting it by asking someone at the reference desk for assistance. We can help you make informed decisions as to the best way to utilize these resrouces for your research.