Researching for assignments

For assignments you will need to go beyond your reading list and do your own independent research. The Library subscribes to a number of subject databases helping you to find academic books and journal articles on your chosen topic. Check out the list of relevant database to choose the most appropriate for your research.

GoogleScholar is a popular search engine to look for academic material including journal articles and books. It is a convenient way to search across the web from one place:

Specialist Resources

As well as traditional academic sources you may want to include alternative information sources such as newspaper articles, personal accounts, podcasts, blogs and social media. Our research skills module will help you identify different types of information, when these might be useful and where to search.

The following resources will be of interest for philosophy, and a full listing of all resources can be viewed on our A-Z eresources

Online Resources

As well as the resources that the library subscribes to there is a lot of useful freely available information available on the internet. Use this reading list to find sources that may be of interest for philosophy.