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VIC278H Models of Evil

Starting Your Research:
Reference Sources & Bibliographies

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.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
An authoritative reference source on crime and efforts to control it, with focus on the field of criminal justice.

The entries cover thirteen major themes: in particular, consult the entries associated with concepts and theories. Other topics include crimes and related behaviors, law and justice, policing, forensics, corrections, victimology, punishment, social and cultural context, international aspects, research methods and information, organizations and institutions, and special populations.

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evil
The chapters cover the crucial discussions and arguments, both historical and contemporary, that are needed to properly understand the historical development and complexity of the concept of evil. The book is divided into three parts: historical explorations of evil, recent secular explorations of evil, evil and other issues.

Oxford Bibliographies: Criminology
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 criminology. It is a great way to find authoritative sources on your topic.

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.

Search Terms & Keywords

Search Terms for the Topics Included in the Course
A supplementary research guide for the course that lists a number of terms and keywords that can be used when searching the catalogue or journal databases, created by Diane Michaud (Reader Services and Instruction Librarian).

The guide also includes a number of relevant books.

Locating Journal Articles

Criminal Justice Abstracts
A major full-text database for criminal justice and criminology research. It includes articles and book chapters covering all related subjects, including forensic sciences, corrections, policing, criminal law and investigation, criminal justice and criminology

An extensive online database providing access to full-text journal articles, book chapter and other publications on psychology and related disciplines (including psychiatry, mental health, and medicine).

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.

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
A comprehensive bibliography of journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of medicine and science and related fields of study.

Locating Books

A single integrated search platform for books, articles, periodicals, primary sources, and other materials.

It provides links to full texts of ebooks and journal articles.

Finding Additional Resources

Other major research resources in various disciplines are listed on the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) website, including:

Citation & Style Guides


MLA (Modern Language Association)

APA (American Psychological Association)

Research & Writing Support

Research Help

  • online reference service
  • virtual research consultation service: advance notice required of at least twenty-four hours (excluding weekends and holidays)
  • before booking an appointment, please conduct preliminary research using the resources outlined in this guide, and locate at least one scholarly source (such as a book or journal article) that is relevant to your topic of research
  • we recommend scheduling an appointment at least two weeks before your assignment is due by contacting Agatha Barc, Librarian, E.J. Pratt Library, or
    Diane Michaud, Librarian,

Writing Help

Victoria College Writing Centre
Students are highly encouraged to book an appointment at the Victoria College Writing Centre, where you can receive an individual consultation from a writing instructor. 

Writing at the University of Toronto

Includes helpful advice on all aspects of academic writing, from incorporating and citing sources to revising your work. The resource also contains information on specific types of writing in numerous disciplines, including philosophy.

created by: Agatha Barc | updated: 4 March 2021