Course Guide: Contemporary Ethical Issues (PH 343)

Library Catalogs--find books & more


QuickFitz MnPALS Library Catalog

Search for books and audio-visual materials located in the Fitzgerald Library. Due dates | Renewals


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Search WorldCat to locate materials not in our library. Click on "full text button Find it at SMU" to order. For more information about how to obtain these items see our Interlibrary Loan page.


Reference Universe

Search for books in the Fitzgerald Library Reference Collection

Reference Books--good place to start


R174.4 B63w Blackwell encyclopedic dictionary of business ethics

R170 C73 Companion to Ethics

R170.3 E56a Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics vol. 1-4

R1742.E56 2004 Encyclopedia of Bioethics vol. 1-5
R170.3E56 Encyclopedia of Ethics vol. 1 & 2
R200.3 E56e 2005 Encyclopedia of Religion vol. 1-15

R203 E56 Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics vol. 1-12

R361.103 E56 Encyclopedia of Social Problems. vol. 1-2
R170.3 E84 Ethics vol. 1-3
R179.7 E91c 2008 Euthanasia
R201.723 H91 Human Rights and the World’s Major Religions vol. 1-5
R203 N53c 2003 New Catholic Encyclopedia vol. 1-15

R903 N53 New Dictionary of the History of Ideas vol. 1-5



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Databases & Indexes--find articles


Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,000 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications. Covers all subjects. Good place to start your search.

1975 --current | Some full text | More info



ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.

1949 --current | Some full text | More info


 CPLI (Catholic Periodical and Literature Index)

Covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle, and includes over 419,000 index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers

1981 --current | Citations only | More info


CQ Researcher Plus Archive

Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health issues, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Including pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, it is useful for term papers, debates, and speeches. Use the archival reports for history research.

1923 --current | Full text


Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 4,000 journal titles many of which are in full text. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980 --current | Some full text | More info


Philosophers Index

Informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy.  The literature covered includes journal articles, books, book chapters, and book reviews. Click on "Full Text Options--Saint Mary's University" to access the full text article described in the abstract.

1940s--current | Citations & abstracts only



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Journals A-Z

Search an A-Z list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Fitzgerald collection both online and in print. If we do not have the journal you need to access your article, you may order the article through interlibrary loan.


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Recommended Web Sites


Best Information on the Net

From St. Ambrose University, this site contains links to credible Internet materials for research organized as "Hot Paper Topics," "Resources by Major," and other useful categories.


Catechism of the Catholic Church

Second Edition English Translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church


Ethics Updates

Links to sites that examine controversial issues from an ethical perspective, includes video conferencing.


Intelligence Squared Debates

Listen to reasoned debates on controversial issues and link to the supportive resources for each side. About



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