Welcome to the Philosophy & Ethics Guide!
This guide is a starting point for research on Philosophy & Ethics at SNHU.
Use the blue buttons on the left to navigate through the guide and find what you need. Ask a librarian (email@example.com) if you need additional assistance!
Select a topic that interests you
Start by choosing a topic that interests you and that you can cover in the time and space required for your project.
Develop a list of search terms
Compile a list of words, as well as synonyms that describe your topic. Use these words to search for your topic in the Library Catalog and in Article Databases.
Decide whether you need books or articles
Books may be helpful for background information and for familiarizing yourself with a topic. Articles can provide more current information and typically address a very narrow aspect of a topic. The scope of your assignment will determine what types of sources are best.
Keep a log of your search process
Keep track of what sources and search terms "work" and which ones do not.
Cite as you go
Even if you're not sure whether you will use a source, it's much easier to note the citation information up front than to decide you need it later!
Tips from Brian Kooy at GSU