Research Guide: Philosophy of the Human Person (PH 345)

Library Catalogs--find books & more


QuickFitz MnPALS Library Catalog--search for books and audio-visual materials located in the Fitzgerald Library. Due dates | Renewals


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

Databases and Indexes--find articles


Suggested search terms: "dualism," "soul," "evolution," "Darwin," "humans AND primates, "Marxism," "capitalism," "human nature," "abortion," "fetal rights," "fetal potential," "mind," "materialism," "artificial intelligence AND psychology," "artificial intelligence AND reasoning."


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


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


Philosopher's 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. (from Sage)

1940s --current | Citations & abstracts only


Psychology Journals

Encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications. In addition to clinical and social psychology, it also provides coverage of related disciplines including genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more. (from ProQuest)

1971 --current | Partial full text | More info


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Choose from all Fitzgerald Library indexes and databases


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.


Research Help

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Reference Books (Reference Room Main Floor)


Most encyclopedias and dictionaries here are arranged alphabetically. Search for terms like "dualism," "soul," "evolution," "Darwin," "Marxism," "capitalism," "human nature," "abortion," "mind," "materialism," "artificial intelligence," etc.

  • Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence (Wiley, 1987)
    R006.303 E56

  • Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Macmillan, 2004)
    R1742.E56 | 5 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science ,& Social Policy (Scarecrow, 2007)
    R261.8 E56 | 2 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Evolution ( Oxford, 2002)
    R576.803 E56 | 2 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion (Macmillan, 2005)
    R200.3 E56e |15 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics (Scribner)
    R203 E56 | 12 vols.
  • Evolution and Creationism: a Documentary & Reference Guide (Greenwood, 2007)
    R576.8 Y69
  • More than Darwin: a History of the People & Places of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy (Greenwood, 2008)
    R576.803 M82
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia (Thomson Gale, 2nd ed. 2003)
    R203 N53c | 15 vols.
  • New Dictionary of the HIstory of Ideas (Scribner, 2005)
    R903 N53 | 6 vols.
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (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


Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Scholarly, peer-reviewed survey articles in all areas of philosophy. Search by keyword or browse.

Full text | From 1995 on


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

"The SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research." (publisher's description)

Full text | From 1995 on


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