The sources below cover many topics in Philosophy. The Philosophy Compass covers the entire discipline of philosophy and publishes original, peer-reviewed, state-of-the-art surveys of current research. The handbooks and companions are focused collections on particular areas in Philosophy.
This links below can help you understand more about the Theory of Evolution and how it happens at the molecular level. My name is Moriana Garcia and I am the Biology Librarian. Please contact me if you have any questions or if you want additional information.
We use Call Numbers to organize books on the shelves, so books on the same topic stay together. We use the Library of Congress Classification System, which uses a combination of letters and numbers.
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If UR doesn't have the article or book you need, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that will deliver a copy to you. PDFs of articles usually arrive in two days or less! Just go to the ILL page: https://illiad.lib.rochester.edu/
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Getting started on your topic? Begin by checking out these encyclopedia and bibliography databases. They'll provide you with a basic background for your topic, and a list of important papers published on your topic. This is a great time-saver.
When you have a list of books or articles to search for, you can search from our Articles & Books tab on our homepage: http://www.library.rochester.edu.
Looking for articles or books on your topic? You can search using the Articles and Books tab to search UR for them, or for citations you've found from step one (If we don't have an article you need, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan - step 3 below).
If you're just beginning your research, it's best to start with a philosophy-specific database. This means that your results will all be papers in philosophy.
Does your topic have a more historical or interdisciplinary approach? The databases below can help!
If you have an article that you like and would like to see who else has cited it since it was published, try Google Scholar - just find your article and then click the "Cited By" link.
As part of your assignment you need to create an Annotated Bibliography. Check the links below for definitions and examples.
Whether you're writing a literature review or gathering sources for a research paper, a mind-map or a matrix can help organize your information. A mind map helps you organize the elements of your review using a structure you create yourself. A matrix pre-sets some of the structure by having columns for each article, and rows for the specific elements you're interested in, you can see if you've got opposing arguments, missing data, methods, evidence, etc. Here's an example of a mind map, or you can create your own: https://www.mindmeister.com/149941134/literature-review You can download a Microsoft Word Matrix for Literature Review here: