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Regular Library Hours:
Nicholson Library
M-Th 7:30a - midnight; F 7:30a - 6p
Sat 10a - 4p; Sun noon - midnight

Portland Campus
M-Th 8a - 9p; F 8a - 5p
Sat 11a - 5p; Sun 3p - 9p
Between term hours
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Research Databases

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Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy    Religion    Subject Encyclopedias   


  • Religion and Philosophy Collection Ebsco
    Extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.


  • Philosopher's Index Ebsco
    Lists books and journals of philosophy and related fields, including ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language. 1940 - present
  • PhilPapers: Online research in Philosophy
    PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by a open source community of philosophers which continously indexes almost all philosophy journals and book publishers. PhilPapers has over 60,000 registered users.


  • Religion Database ProQuest
    ProQuest Religion is an indispensable resource for religious studies programs and for anyone researching religious issues and perspectives. This resource presently has more than 150 journals, with most of them available with full-text. The content is full-text, scholarly, and designed to meet the needs of both religious studies programs and general library collections.

Subject Encyclopedias

Related Resources

  • Academic OneFile Gale
    Academic articles, covering the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and more - updated daily.

  • Academic Search Premier Ebsco
    Citations to journal articles across academic disciplines, 1985 - present. Over half the entries include full text articles.

  • Choice Reviews Online
    Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. More than 35,000 librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research. Choice reaches almost every undergraduate college and university library in the United States.

  • CQ Researcher CQ
    Explores current social and political issues from the news with Congressional Quarterly objectivity and balance, 1991- present.

  • General OneFile Gale
    News and periodical articles across many disciplines and topics

  • Humanities International Complete Ebsco
    Articles from journals, books and other published sources from around the world, including unique content not found in other databases.

    Contains complete full text archives (but not current issues) of over a hundred scholarly journals in a wide range of fields -- including mathematics, literature, history and the social sciences. Dates vary but include first issues up to 2-7 years behind present.

  • OAIster OCLC
    Contains digital resources from open archive collections. Represents multidisciplinary resources from more than 1000 contributors worldwide.

  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Articles exploring different sides of an issue - great for debate topics.

  • Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory Bowker
    Authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on periodicals of all types worldwide. Includes descriptions and reviews - not a place to find articles. (Updated regularly)

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