Information About Resources
The resoureces page has been designed to be a valuable research tool for undergraduate philosophy students. Using the internet in academic research can be a huge challenge; a number of factors make it difficult. One is that a basic knowledge of computer use is required. At the very least, one should be familiar with an internet browser such as Netscape Navigator/Communicator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Secondly, there is simply a staggering amount of information available online. Navigating through page after page of irrelevant information can be frustrating. Additionally, once you do find something that seems valuable, there is the issue of credibility. The page, and this guide to it, are designed to help you quickly and efficiently find helpful, credible information. This guide assumes a basic knowledge of the internet and a browser.
The first thing you will notice on the page is the table of contents. Each entry in the table of contents signifies a separate section of the links page. If you click on one of the entries, you will jump directly to that section of the links page.
Each section of the page focuses on a particular aspect of philosophical research. Many of them are self-evident; for example, if you are looking for information on a particular philosopher, go to the philosophers section. There are links to other pages about philosophers, listed in alphabetical order.
There are also philosophy search engines which enable you to search an extensive database of philosophical writing for certain keywords. The keywords can be anything from "Kant" to "Postmodernism" -- if it exists in the database, you will see where.
In short, the links page is a direct connection to dozens of interesting philosophy sites. Look around, have fun, and if you find an interesting site not on the page, please let us know!
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