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Research Guide

Philosophy

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Start Your Research with Library Databases!

Library databases provide access to thousands of articles and ebooks you'll need for your research. Library databases can be accessed off campus by entering your SURF ID and password. For a complete list view our Databases by Subject listing.
     
Religion and Philosophy Collection Button Click on it to link to site

Religion & Philosophy Collection covers topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy.

World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy is a reference source for exploring ideas, beliefs, cultures, and controversies. Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides full-text periodical articles, viewpoint essays, reference material, statistics, topic overviews, and select web sites on social issues.

Oxford Reference Online is a full-text scholarly reference collection, providing coverage of the full subject spectrum, ready-reference, and the resources of the Oxford Companions.


Articles & Journals

Periodicals are important sources of information in your research. Library databases include articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Need more information on popular and scholarly periodicals? Check out the link Is it a Magazine or a Journal? For a list of all periodical databases, consult the Databases by Subject page.
     

JSTOR provides full-text access to articles from over 1400 scholarly journals in a diverse array of arts, humanities, and social sciences disciplines.  EBSCOhost provides access to several periodical databases. Academic Search Premier contains full text articles from mostly academic/scholarly journals.

Gale Virtual Reference Library  provides background information, including facts, dates, biographies, and statistics on thousands of topics in law, politics, health, social issues, culture, and much  more.


Books & eBooks

The MiraCosta College Library owns copies of over 200,000 books and ebooks! To locate books in print and ebooks, use the Library Catalog . If you wish to access the ebooks from off-campus, you will need to enter your SURF ID and password. Try the Databases by Subject list for additional reference, periodical, and ebook databases.
         

Try Library Reference & eBooks Databases

Reference & eBook databases provide background information and in-depth research on many research topics.  Popular databases include: Gale Virtual Reference Library; Oxford Reference Online; EBSCO eBooks; Britannica Online, and Springer eBooks.
       
 

Multimedia Sources

The MiraCosta College subscribes to several streaming video databases containing documentaries and educational videos. If accessing streaming databases from off-campus, you will be prompted for your SURF ID and password.
Films on Demand Digital Educational Video Database Logo Kanopy logo
Films On Demand provides streaming educational videos on subject areas including Archival Films & Newsreels, Social Sciences, Business, Science, Health & Medicine and more. Academic Video Online (VAST) is a multidisciplinary collection of streaming video with approximately 17,000 full-length videos in 22 disciplines.  The Media Education Foundation Collection (Kanopy) includes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.
 

 


Web Resources