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Philosophy: Finding Philosophy Books

Reference Books

Located on the 1st  floor of the Mary & John Gray Library

  Where to Look

Books are organized in Library of Congress (LC) call number order.

3rd Floor includes:

B: Philosophy (General)

BC: Logic

BD: Epistemology and Metaphysics

BH: Aesthetics

BJ: Ethics

BL: Religions, Mythology, and Rationalism

Finding Philosophy Books at the Mary & John Gray Library

Books on philosophy can be found in the B call number range.  These call numbers are found on the first floor of the library (for reference books) and on the third floor (these can be borrowed). Each book in the catalog has a location and call number. Use these to find the book in the library.

You can search by Title or Author in the catalog  For most research, you will do keyword searches for terms related to a topic.

Use a simple word or phrase:



Use AND to narrow the search:

Belief AND Doubt

Philosophy AND Science

Use Or to broaden the search:

Aesthetics OR Beauty

How to Find Books 1 - Basic Searches


The online catalog includes many e-books. To access library e-books from off-campus, choose one of the e-book databases and log in with your LEA user-name and password:

eBooks on Ebscohost


Finding and Accessing Ebooks

Subject Terms

Use the following subject terms when searching for Philosophy books in the library catalog:


Belief and Doubt




Knowledge, Theory Of




Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy and Science

Philosophy - Ethics and Moral

Philosophy - Introductions

Philosophy of the Mind

Theory (Philosophy)

Thought and Thinking


How to Read Call Numbers