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PHIL 318: Black Radical Criminology and Theories of Justice

Finding Background Information

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Reference Database

Oxford Reference Online
The Philosophy collection of reference works is one component in the Oxford Reference Online database, a huge and comprehensive resource which contains the full-text of over 120 dictionaries, companions and other reference publications across multiple disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Includes:



Oxford Bibliographies Online
Provides authoritative research guides helping you to narrow the vast number of citations to the best scholarship on a given topic. Includes subject collections in Classics and Philosophy. 


Oxford Handbooks Online
An outstanding collection of the best handbooks published by Oxford in 14 subject areas, including philosophy. The Handbook series contains in-depth, articles that review key issues and major debates.