Course: HUM 130 Introduction to Philosophy

Professor Sergia Hay


This guide is designed to help you research philosophy topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Books Online


Reference Books Online

Credo Reference


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles.
  • Time Magazine
  • Newsweek


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Religion and Philosophy

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Issues & Controversies

BPL Philosophy Databases

Web sites

There are many good web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Information Sources Evaluation

Video-Information Sources Evaluation

Web sites

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style TutorialDuke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works CitedLaguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 3-3-10 by Ted Intarabumrung: