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A selective guide to information resources in Philosophy at Queen's University Library.

Finding Books

Use Omni to find books and ebooks (as well as videos, audio, microform, map, serial, and rare titles) at Queen's Library.

Print books from our partner libraries are also listed in Omni and can be requested (sign in to Omni for all features to be made available).

E-Book Collections

Many individual electronic books are available within ebook collections. Most collections have individual book records in Omni, but you can also search the collections directly.
General e-Book collections of current works include: 
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO) 
    Full text of many English language philosophy classics from 1473-1700.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
    Full text of works printed in Great Britain and the America during the 18th century.
  • Past Masters 
    Large, full text collection of philosophy classics, in both original language and English translation, written by seminal figures in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae 
    A collection of digitized versions of most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. 
  • Library of Latin Texts Online
    Collection of important Latin texts from 240 BCE to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965)
  • Project Gutenberg
    Contains many philosophy classics.
  • Social Theory
    Full-text e-book collection of influential writings representing the most important trends of sociological thought. Included in the more than 150,000 pages of searchable content are works by such theorists as John Dewey, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, John Stuart Mill and many more. Time coverage: 18th century – present.
  • Translated Texts for Historians
    Full text book series makes available historical sources from 300–800 AD translated into English, in many cases for the first time.

Library Classification System - Browsing for Books

Most of Queen's Library's philosophical research materials are located in Stauffer Library. Queen's Library uses the Library of Congress Classification system to arrange books:

B Philosophy (General)

BC Logic

BD Speculative philosophy (General philosophical works, metaphysics, theory of knowledge, methodology, ontology, cosmology)

BH Aesthetics

BJ Ethics

To find out more, check the Library of Congress Classification Outline - Class B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion.

Books not at Queen's Library

The combined online catalogues of tens of thousands of libraries around the world. You can request books in WorldCat that are not held by Queen's Library by requesting the book from within Omni. 

Catalogues from Other Libraries
Links to other academic library catalogues in Ontario and beyond.

Interlibrary Loan
If the book (or journal article) you want is not available at Queen's Library, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request through Omni and we will try to get it from another library.