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Database Guides: Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online

Information about using the various databases in the A-Z Online Resources,


What is it?

An encyclopedia of articles on philosophers and philosophical terms. The hard-copy printed version is also available in the Library at A 3 ROU.

What is it for?

Use it to find articles on philosophers and philosophical terms.

How to access it

Login to the Portal and then choose Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online from the A-Z List of Online Resources to begin your search.

How to search

See Successful Search Techniques.

See also More Searching below

Other useful resources

See the Philosophy Research Guide

Further help
Click on Help at any time for context-sensitive help.

More Searching

To search the full text, click on Advanced Search.

Phrase Searching: Enter your phrase in double quotation marks, e.g. "existentialist theology".

Limiting your search: Select a subject from the drop-down menu.

Searching for titles only: Enter terms in the Search box at the top of the page.

Browsing: To look up entries as in a printed encyclopedia, click on Browse, then select a letter from the index, then select a heading.

Pattern Searching: Gives similar results, e.g. ethic will also find ethics and ethical.

Printing/saving: It is forbidden to print or save more than 1% aggregate of REP Online.

Signpost articles: Give overviews of broad subject areas.