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Guide to CSU East Bay Library resources relevant to the discipline of Philosophy

PHIL items on Reserve through the University Library

Find course materials on Reserve in the University Library for your Philosophy courses. Visit and in the box titled "Course and/or Instructor:" type in Phil. You'll see a list of courses, click on one you are taking to see the list of items. Alternatively, enter your instructor's name in the search box to see items they have place on Reserve. Access these items by visiting the Media Reserves counter on the Upper Mall of the University Library. 

CSU East Bay Department of Philosophy


Can't find the article you want in our databases? Put in a request through ILLiad - InterLibrary Loan.

Your article will be delivered to you within 3-5 days, as a PDF so you can read it on your computer.

Philosophy Humor

I welcome your suggestions for items for this box. You can send them to me:


Welcome to some pointers to resources for research in Philosophy. In addition to my graduate degrees in music and library and information science, I hold an M.Div. (Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC 1987) with an emphasis on liturgy and religious education. My research interests include the intersection of music and politics (which actually has a lot to do with how music functions in religious ritual). It is a great pleasure to work with everyone who uses our Philosophy resources.

Immediately below this paragraph you'll find links to some databases we find helpful for this discipline. Please let me know if you have questions, additions to suggest, wish to arrange a research consultation with me, etc. You'll find my contact information in the Library Liaison box to the right of these screens. I look forward to working with you! -Tom

Essential Resources for Scholarly Journal Articles in Philosophy

Please note: many of these databases have access either directly or via the "sfx find text link" to the full text. However, if you need an article that is not immediately available in full text, PLEASE request it using our InterLibrary Loan service named ILLiad (available in the box on the left of this screen). For assistance with that process check with anyone at the Reference Desk in the Library.

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Tom Bickley
Office: LI2141, University Library
CSU East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Bl
Hayward, CA 94542
510 885 7554 (I MUCH prefer email)

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