Research Guide: 19th & 20th Century Philosophy (PH 358)

Library Catalogs--find books & more


MnPALS Quick Fitz Library Catalog

Search for books and audio-visual materials located in the Fitzgerald Library. Check your account for Due dates & Renewals


Search for books in these series:

Blackwell Companions to Philosophy

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

Oxford Readings in Philosophy

Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

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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 Reference Collection

Databases and Indexes--find articles


Primary Resource

Philosopher's Index 

Comprehensive, bibliographic database covering worldwide research in all areas of philosophy, created by philosophers for philosophers. The literature covered includes journal articles, books, book chapters, and book reviews. It includes more than 470,000 records in 39 languages

1940s--current | Citations & abstracts only


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. 197 titles are specifically designated as in the philosophy field and some 300 journals cover the areas of religion and theology.

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



Provides access to scholarly, peer reviewed journals. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1) includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. Our collection includes 11 titles that are specifically designated as in the philosophy field.

1800s--current |Some full text


Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others. Some 20 titles are specifically designated as in the philosophy field. For articles to which we do not have full text access, use the "Full Text Options--Saint Mary's University" link provided to order from another library.

Some full text| More info

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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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Reference Books of Note


Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Edited by Robert Audi. Cambridge University Press, 1999.

R103 C17


Companion to Metaphysics. Edited by Jaegwon Kim, Ernest Sosa, and Gary Rosenkrantz. Blackwell, 2nd ed. 2009.

R110.3 C73

(Do a "series" search on the MnPALS catalog "Advanced" search screen to see all the titles in the Blackwell Companion series we own)


Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Donal M. Borchert, 2nd ed. Macmillan, 2006.

R103 E26 | 10 volumes


Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Edited by Ted Honderich. Oxford University Press, 1995.

R103 O98


Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Edward Craig. Routledge, 1998.
R103 R86 | 10 vols.



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Recommended Web sites


Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Recommended by your professor--"Refereed, with good bibliographies, links.  Solid over-views and depth."



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