Library catalog
Use the online Library Catalog to find books and journal titles, whether in print or online format. The Library's catalog has a number of different search options: keyword and subject searches are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can narrowed with facets, which appear to the right of the results. Topic, era, language are some of the available facets.

  • Books about your topic: Search by subject – “environmental philosophy”
  • Find related books? See the right side column facet list for more links to books on your topic, maybe Human Ecology or Environmental Ethics
  • Click on one of the book titles and note the subject links to related books on your topic
  • Use Boolean statements to combine topics: ecofeminism AND justice
  • Use quotation marks for phrases: “deep ecology”

E-Z Borrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loan is available for books and journals that are not owned by Falvey. EZ-Borrow is generally faster than interlibrary loan, since the books come from a local library network. EZ-Borrow can also be used for books that the Library owns, but that are currently unavailable.  (There is no charge for this service.)

Reference Work

Falvey Memorial Library has a wide variety of multi-volume encyclopedias in print as well as online. These encyclopedias are a good starting point for any research project. Encyclopedia articles are generally written by scholars and include bibliographical references. Ask a librarian for advice to find the best encyclopedia for your project.

Links to online encyclopedias can be found in the Library Catalog.

Journal Articles

The databases are listed on the Falvey home page under Databases A to Z or Subject Guides/Philosophy/Articles.

Some entries have full text via the database.
For others, click on to determine
-    if there are online links to the article
-    if it is a journal the library subscribes to
-    if you need to use Interlibrary Loan to obtain the article

Suggested databases

  • Academic OneFile
    A good source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from a selection of leading journals in the field of social sciences, theology, literature and philosophy (and other areas).
  • Philosopher’s Index
    Indexes and abstracts books and scholarly journals of philosophy and related fields in many languages.
  • GenderWatch
    A full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.
  • Humanities Full Text
    Indexes and abstracts articles in more than 300 periodicals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature.

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