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Philosophy (PHIL): Home

An introduction to finding resources in the library and online to assist with philosophy research.


This guide contains information to help you conduct research in the field of philosophy. Use the tabs above to learn how to find, evaluate, and cite different types of resources. This page contains information about using the ARC Library. The librarians at ARC are available to help you with your research, so please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Where to Begin:

The American River College Boettcher Library

Boettcher Library

The Boettcher Library is located in the center of campus near the Student Center and Welcome and Support Center. See the Campus Map for its exact location. 

Research Help Desk

The Research Help Desk, located in the back, right corner from the main entrance of the library, is staffed by a librarian during regular business hours. Please stop by or call (916) 484-8458 for assistance with your library questions. 

photo of research help desk

Contact a Librarian

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Information on how to contact the library. 

Library Information

This guide was made by Sarah Davis in Fall 2020.