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PHIL 302U - Thinking About the Paranormal: Selecting a Topic

Welcome To Your Resources

This guide is designed to ensure research is accurate, credible, and engaging. Use it as a tool to find information and data for presentations, papers, and conversation.

Remember that your research and presentations will be viewed by instructors and peers who are expecting to see academic resources, and not just information you found using Google or other sources which may be questionable, bias, or simply lack credibility or factual correctness.

To quickly find what you need, please use these links: 

1) Find Books

Use this page to find print and e-book resources on your topic. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.

3) Find Reference Information

Use these resources to find general information.

4) Interlibrary Loan

Here's where you can request a book or an article that is not in Boatwright Memorial Library.

5) Off Campus 

This is a direct link with proxy information to assist when working off campus.

Print Reference Resources

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Quick Resources for Selecting your Topic

Reference Sources are often a great place to start when you are selecting your topic. Try searching these for themes such as "Paranormal" or "Parapsychology", or the specific idea you are interested in.