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Philosophy & Ethics

This guide is intended to help you identify and locate scholarly and non-scholarly resources (books, articles, etc.) on the subject of philosophy & ethics. On this guide you'll also find info. on library services, research tips, etc

Google Books

Search the full-text of books. You won't be able to view more than a couple pages of most of the books due to copyright restrictions, but if you discover books you need in Google Books, you can then find or request those books from the Shapiro Library Catalog or Interlibrary Loan. Google Books is a great place to discover primary resources.

Google Book Search

Online Library Catalog


You can find books and eBooks by using the search box provided above to search the Online Library Catalog. The catalog is a list of all the print resources the library has (including print books, print journals, video games, audio books, and more) and also includes a record for most of our eBooks.


How to use the Online Library Catalog  |  Search Tips

eBook Databases



The databases listed on this drop down include eBooks (some also include other types of sources like articles).

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) Project contains over 3,000 high quality, full-text eBooks in the humanities and history. Browse by subject or use the search feature to enter your keywords or topic.

Accessing eBooks

Browse for Print Books

Books are arranged on the shelves in the library by subject. We use the Library of Congress' Classification System to assign call numbers to our materials so that materials on similar topics are next to each other on the shelves and patrons and staff can easily find what they need. You need to know a book's call number in order to get it off the shelf in the library.

Below are some helpful call number ranges for history and related disciplines:

Call Numbers
Call Number Range Subject
B Philosophy (General)
BC Logic
BD Speculative philosophy
BH Aesthetics
BJ Ethics
BL Religions, mythology, rationalism
BM Judaism
BP Islam
BQ Buddhism
BR Christianity
BS The Bible

Are you an online student who can't get to the library in person? Request a print book be mailed to you!