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PHI 101: Introduction to Philosophy (Online): Religion & Philosophy Collection Database

This guide will introduce you to useful resources for PHI 101 course assignments. If you have questions or comments, please contact

Religion & Philosophy Collection Database

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Keep it Simple With a Keyword Search

Keyword Search:

For a more indepth explanation of searching, please click on the "Articles" tab above or here and go to the "Search Tips" box.

Select the most important 2-3 keywords. These are terms related to your topic. For instance, let's say your assignment is to explain Plato's Allegory of the Cave. Your keywords could be:

Plato AND "Allegory of the Cave"

Search for Plato and Allegory of the Cave

Citing Articles in Religion & Philosophy Collection

Citation Tool:

Each article within this database has a citation tool . Here is how you find it:

1. Click the link to the article.

2. In the right hand column, click the Cite link.

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3. Scroll down in the Citation Format box to select the correct citation style for your course. ENG 111 uses MLA.

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4. Copy and paste the citation into your document or export it to a bibliographic management software program using the link located at the bottom of the Citation Format box. Remember to check the citation for errors after you have copied it. 

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