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New philosophy resources at Libraries

Logically, philosophy scholars and students at Rutgers should celebrate the Libraries new resources in their field.

The Rutgers University Libraries recently acquired access to The Philosopher's Index. The premier international resource in philosophy, The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in the fifteen fields of philosophy, published in journals and books since 1940. Records come from journal articles (80%), books, and contributions to anthologies (20%). Over 480 journals are covered, from 38 countries. The database cites works in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

The Philosopher's Index may be accessed from IRIS or from the Indexes Web page, under 'Arts & Humanities' then 'Philosophy/Religion.'

The Libraries are also pleased to announce the addition of a new research guide for philosophy. This new guide includes links to a variety of sources including: Reference Sources; Indexes, Abstracts and Bibliographies; Electronic Journals, Electronic Archives and Texts; Other Guides to Resources; and a variety of Directories, including academic programs and associations.

The new philosophy research guide is available from the Research Guides Web page on the RU Libraries website. This research guide was, in the main, written by Forest Turner with advice from Brian Hancock. For more information please contact Brian Hancock at bhancock@rci.rutgers.edu.

Posted Feb. 24, 2000