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Religion/Philosophy LibGuide: Internet Resources

The Internet is more than a social time-waste

Yes, Google is a good place to start when you have no idea how to begin your paper. Keep in mind, sites that end in .com, .edu. and .gov are your best resources for university level study. Sometimes, depending on the topic, .org is also acceptable. Always look into the Website's credentials to make sure the information you are getting is accurate and truthful. Ask your professor before using Internet sources to make sure they are acceptable. Below are some other sites to help you get started.

Web Sites of Interest

Virtual Library of Christian Philosophy: This site is managed by the Philosophy department at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. According to the site's description, "Calvin's Philosophy Department houses one of the finest undergraduate philosophy programs in the nation. Calvin's Philosophy Department was the undergraduate and/or teaching home of four American Philosophical Association Presidents—Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, William Frankena and O. K. Bouwsma."

Christian Classics Ethereal Library: Also, managed by Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, "The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting valuable literature through the World Wide Web and other media." A very general introduction to the world's religions, "Religion—or at least religious inquiry—is something that virtually everyone has in common. In all corners of the world and in all eras of history, humans have wondered about the origins of the universe, the purpose of life, what it means to be human, and what happens after death. The goal of ReligionFacts is to provide objective and reliable information—“just the facts”—on the many answers that have been given to these questions. This very broad goal means that we cover a wide variety of religions, belief systems, and world views—the grounds for a group's inclusion are only that it offers an explanation of ultimate reality or the purpose of life and has (or had) a significant number of followers."

United Methodist Information: the home-page of our university's affiliated church

Ethics Updates: managed by the University of San Diego: "Ethics Updates is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide resources and updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics. "

Philosophy on the eServer: a collective contribution page, "This collection contains canonical philosophic texts and links to scholarly philosophic organizations"




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