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VIC166 Common Vices & Neglected Virtues


Conducting Research in Philosophy

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy
An online dictionary that you can consult for concise, authoritative definitions of unfamiliar names and terms in the field of philosophy.

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A peer-reviewed online encyclopedia including nearly all areas of philosophy. It is a great place to begin your research and develop background knowledge of a particular philosopher or philosophical position.

Each entry has an extensive bibliography with recommended resources for further reading and potential sources for your essay.

Oxford Bibliographies: Virtue Ethics
A bibliography is a list of the books of an author or publisher, or on a specific subject. Oxford Bibliographies, compiled by scholars and librarians, contain extensive lists of annotated titles on many topics within the study of virtue ethics and moral theory. It is a great way to find authoritative sources that are recognized as influential within the discipline.

Each subject contains an extensive introduction (which provides an overview of the topic) as well as a list of annotated titles of books, arranged by category.

Philosopher’s Index
The most current and comprehensive bibliography of scholarly research in philosophy. It is a great place to search for book chapters and articles when doing more in-depth research.

You can use it to find books and articles that have been written on a specific topic, or to see all the work done by a particular author.

The Library Catalogue
Find books by title, by particular author, or a specific subject. It searches books and other sources of all U of T campus libraries. You can also search by using keywords.

Additional Resources
Other major research resources in the field of philosophy and other disciplines are listed on the University of Toronto Libraries web site.

Citation & Style Guides

Chicago

A new, updated edition of the manual was released in September 2017.

MLA (Modern Language Association)

APA (American Psychological Association)

Research & Writing Support

Research Help

  • online
  • in-person (advance notice required): Agatha Barc, Librarian, E.J. Pratt Library, agatha.barc@vicu.utoronto.ca

Writing Help

Please book an appointment at the Victoria College Writing Centre.

created by: Agatha Barc | updated: 7 April 2017