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Welcome to the philosophy and religious studies subject guide! Here, you can find information about philosophy and religious studies services and resources available at the WIU Libraries and beyond. By clicking on the tabs located toward the top of the screen, you can find links to subject encyclopedias, article databases, websites, and library resources.

As your department's library liaison, I am also available for help with a variety of research-related needs, including: 

  • Finding journals for article submissions
  • Helping with author rights and copyright issues
  • Locating a particular book or article
  • Assisting with research-related assignments 

Im also open to any suggestions you may have about what kind of information would be useful to include on this page. Feel free to contact me at any time!


What's in this Guide

Article Databases

This page contains information about electronic research databases commonly used in philosophy and religion.


Click on this page for a list of some prominent philosophy and religion journals held by WIU Libraries.


This page contains some keywords and subject headings to find relevant books in WestCat.

Reference Resources

Using specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference materials is a great way to gain basic knowledge on a topic. Click on this page for a list of relevant reference sources.


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