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 Books

WorldCat (OCLC)
A catalog of library holdings worldwide. WorldCat will indicate any local library holdings and also offers an inter-library loan request option.
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Women Writers Project [1400-1850]
Full-text pre 1850 women's writing in English, or in English translation. Covers various genres and issues.
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Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.
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Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture
The Cambridge Companions series offers specially-commissioned collections of essays which are intended to serve as reference works for an inter-disciplinary audience of students and non-specialists. Addressing topics and figures ranging from Plato through Kant to Habermas, and philosophical movements such as the Scottish Enlightenment and German Idealism, this online collection contains over 1100 downloadable essays taken from the Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture (more than 100 volumes). Each volume also includes a substantial bibliography and other elements such as glossaries and timelines.
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Past Masters (InteLex)
Contains full-text of scholarly editions of many philosophers, theologians and literary writers: Anselm, Aquinas, Aristotle, Augustine, Austen, Chesterton, Descartes, Dewey, Feuerbach, Fichte, Foucault, Francis of Assisi, Hegel, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Leibniz, Locke, Luther, Marx and Engels, Merleau-Ponty, Newman, Nietzsche, Ockham, Pascal, Pierce, Plato, Poinsot, Royce, Santayana, Schopenhauer, Shelley, Spinoza, Synge, Wittgenstein and Wollestonecraf, as well as collections for British Philosophy 1600-1900, The Continental Rationalists, The Latin Background: 1100-1550, and The Romantic Age.
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 Articles

MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
Consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Includes citations to articles from over 4,400 journals and series published internationally, as well as monographs, collections, and various types of reference works. Subscription to the MLA International Bibliography also includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
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Philosopher's Index (ProQuest)
The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. The literature covered goes back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews in 39 languages. The Philosopher's Index monitors over 1,400 journals from more than 80 countries and is updated quarterly. Extensive indexing includes personal and proper names along with subject terms; there is also the capability to search for the authors of book reviews.
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ATLA Religion Database (EBSCO)
ATLA Religion Database is the leading international database indexing citations in all scholarly fields of religion. ATLA Religion Database includes over 350,000 article citations from 1,400 journals, over 150,000 essay citations from 14,000 multi-author works, and over 350,000 book review citations
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Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature. The database also provides coverage of interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.
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 Primary Sources

Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. For searchable text of selected titles see Early English Books Online -Text Creation Partnership
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Women Writers Project [1400-1850]
Full-text pre 1850 women's writing in English, or in English translation. Covers various genres and issues.
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Past Masters (InteLex)
Contains full-text of scholarly editions of many philosophers, theologians and literary writers: Anselm, Aquinas, Aristotle, Augustine, Austen, Chesterton, Descartes, Dewey, Feuerbach, Fichte, Foucault, Francis of Assisi, Hegel, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Leibniz, Locke, Luther, Marx and Engels, Merleau-Ponty, Newman, Nietzsche, Ockham, Pascal, Pierce, Plato, Poinsot, Royce, Santayana, Schopenhauer, Shelley, Spinoza, Synge, Wittgenstein and Wollestonecraf, as well as collections for British Philosophy 1600-1900, The Continental Rationalists, The Latin Background: 1100-1550, and The Romantic Age.
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Contemporary Literary Criticism (Gale)
Covering authors currently active or active during the latter part of the 20th Century, this resource brings together critical essays, reviews and other critical responses representing a range of views on novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers and other creative and nonfiction writers across all areas of the world.
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 Biographies

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
A reference work providing almost 60,000 specially-written signed biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2009. State-of-the-art search options, extensive internal cross-referencing, access to articles from the original DNB, and navigation by "themes" combine with rigorous research and scholarship to make the Oxford DNB one of the most innovative and important reference sites available online.
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Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Cross-searching capability between Literature Resource Center (LRC) and Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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American National Biography Online (Oxford)
Biographical resource on more than 18,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. The ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities. All articles originally included in the ANB Online were on biographical subjects who died before the end of 1995. Articles on important figures who have died since 1995 are being added in quarterly updates.
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Encyclopedia of World Biography (Gale)
Includes entries of approximately 7,000 biographies on notables from every part of the world and from all time periods.
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 Style Guides

Research and Documentation Online
Online guide to MLA, APA, Chicago, and Council of Science Editors styles.
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 Encyclopedias

Oxford English Dictionary
The world's leading authority on the history and development of the English language since 1150. Based on the 1989 2nd edition, a 20-volume set, with additions from 1993-1997 and the 3rd edition (in progress) from 2000-. Approximately 1,000 new and revised entries will be released quarterly online.
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Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Cross-searching capability between Literature Resource Center (LRC) and Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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Encyclopedia of Religion
Provides cross-cultural approach while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. This new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. Includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries updated as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles.
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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
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Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia
1st floor, Falvey Library
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All Things Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's World
2 volumes
4th floor, Falvey Library
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Shakespeare's Work and World: An Encyclopedia for Students
3 volumes
4th floor, Falvey Library
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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible
Available in print
2nd floor, Falvey Library
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Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
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New Catholic Encyclopedia
A scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities. This work covers topics such as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies.
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Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2nd ed.
The Encyclopedia contains more than 2,100 entries including 1,000 biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought throughout history.. Among the many topics covered are African, Islamic, Jewish, Russian, Chinese, and Buddhist philosophies; bioethics and biomedical ethics; art and aesthetics; epistemology; metaphysics; peace and war; social and political philosophy; the Holocaust; feminist thought; and much more.
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 Course Resources

Research Guide for Traditions in Conversation
ACS 1000
Instructor: J. Murdoch
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Research Guide for Modernity and Its Discontents
ACS 1001
Instructor: J. Murdoch
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A Man's Place in the World and Choice
ACS 1001
Instructor: M. Nakagawa
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The Blues
ACS 1001
Learning Communities
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Research Guide for Traditions in Conversation (Nakagawa)
ACS 1000
Instructor: M. Nakagawa
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Research Guide for Popular Music in America 1955-1995
ACS 1001
Instructor: J. Yates
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rlebla01 Robert LeBlanc
First Year Experience/Humanities Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 226
610-519-7778


Rob LeBlanc is the ACS support librarian & subject librarian for Ethics and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.


 


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