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Philosophy : Reference

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

Online Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & more

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and other reference materials can provide helpful background information on your subject area or topic of study in general and subject specific works.

Print Reference Works for Philosophy


The Waterloo Reference collection is located in the Dana Porter Library, on the Main Floor

Relevant LC Class Areas

Library of Congress call number range for Philosophy


Electronic Reference Works of Interest to Philosophy

Print Reference Works of Interest

Research Guide to Philosophy.
Ref B52.T5  Porter
Provides bibliographies and descriptions of important philosophers, periods in the history of philosophy, and areas of contemporary philosophy.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Ref B51 .E53 Porter.
Ten volume set. 

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Ref B51 .R68 Porter.
Ten volume set.

World Philosophers and Their Works
Ref B104 .W67  Porter