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Philosophy : PHIL 371/WS 365

This subject guide describes the University of Waterloo Library's resources and services that support research in Philosophy.

About this Page

This page has been created for Dr. Katy Fulfer's course PHIL 371/WS 365 Research as Resistance.

Suggested Databases

Methodology Information

For background information on your selected methodology search for books in the Library Catalogue or use the search box in Sage Research Methods to find resources.

Common Search Tips for Databases

Common Search Tips for Databases

Search for an exact Phrase

Use quotation marks to "paste" words together and force the database to find these words together as a phrase - "animal rights" 

Wildcards and truncation

Use wildcards and truncation when you're looking for documents that contain spelling variants, or words that begin with the same character string.

Character Description Example
? Wildcard - used to replace any single character, either inside or at the end of a word

nurse? Finds: nurses, nursed, but not nurse


* Truncation character - retrieves variations of the search term. Use the truncation character at the end (right-hand truncation) or in the middle of search terms. Each truncated word can return up to 500 word variations.

farm* Finds: farm, farmed, farming, farms, farmer

colo*r Finds: color, colour