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Philosophy

The IU Bloomington Libraries' Philosophy collection supports research and teaching in all branches of philosophy.

Introduction and Scope

Welcome!

Welcome to the Research: Getting Started guide! This guide was created to help you with your research process and includes sections on planning your research, where and how to find reliable resources, and tips for how to compose your writing and give credit to sources through proper citations. 


Learning Outcomes
By using the Research Getting Started LibGuide, you should be able to:

  • Use your course and assignment information to create a complex but doable research question.
  • Utilize resources at Indiana University as well as open resources online to find reliable sources for your research.
  • Review your sources to ensure they hold the most up-to-date and reliable information for your research.
  • Use and apply writing tips including academic style and inclusive, accessible writing techniques.
  • Understand citation managers and how to find help with citing resources.
  • Find local news resources and learn how to evaluate news for accuracy and credibility.
  • Find television rating data and understand the available resources for television research.

Need more help?
For more in-depth research support, please reach out to your subject librarian or utilize the Research Assistance service in the IU Libraries Learning Commons. For general inquiries and information, feel free to get started with our Reference service.