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Philosophy : Find Books

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

Porter Stacks 6th - 10th floors

Books are shelved by Library of Congress call number.

 Most books for Philosophy are classified in the B's (6th floor.)

 philosophy call numbers

Journal articles and books not available in Omni

If the material you need is not available in Omni, you can request it using the blank request form found at the top of the Omni results screen under Interlibrary Loan.

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Suggestions for new library acquisitions are welcomed using this form to recommend a purchase.

Varieties of Scholarly Books


Scholarly work on a particular topic usually by a single author

Multi-volume Set

 Scholarly work consisting of more than one item


Edited work with chapters that are essays contributed by individual authors

Monographic Series

Set of scholarly works on a particular topic published at intervals


Book published in electronic format

Ebook Platform

Web-based interface providing access to ebooks along with a search engine, bookmarking capabilities, etc. 


Searchable primary source text

Search Bibliographies to Find Citations for Books

Bibliographie de la philosophie = Bibliography of philosophy 
international listing of book publications in all areas of philosophy; includes abstracts. 

Porter Reference B77.B52x. Porter
v. 1, 1954 to v.52 no.1/2, 2005

Primary Source etext