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A general guide to philosophy resources found at Spiva Library and on the Web.

Philosophy Call Numbers

Want to browse the shelves? Here are the Library of Congress call numbers for Philsophy:

B1-5802   Philosophy (General)

B69-99     General works

B108-5802   By period Including individual philosophers and schools of philosophy

B108-708     Ancient

B720-765     Medieval

B770-785     Renaissance

B790-5802   Modern

B808-849     Special topics and schools of philosophy

B850-5739   By region or country

B5800-5802 By religion

BC1-199    Logic

BC11-39     History

BC25-39     By period

BC60-99   General works

BC171-199    Special topics

BD10-701    Speculative philosophy

BD10-41       General philosophical works

BD95-131     Metaphysics

BD143-237   Epistemology.  Theory of knowledge

BD240-260    Methodology

BD300-450     Ontology Including being, the soul, life, death

BD493-701   Cosmology Including teleology, space and time, structure of matter, plurality of worlds

Interlibrary Loan Request for Books

If you need a book which Spiva Library does not own, we can request a copy from another library using a service called InterLibrary Loan.

Before you place a request for a book, be sure to check MOBIUS. Books available through MOBIUS libraries can be requested by MSSU students, faculty and staff from the MOBIUS page.

This service is available to all MSSU students, faculty, alumni, staff and community card holders.

InterLibrary Loan Policy

*a nominal service fee may
apply in some cases*

Full Search at MSSU

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MOBIUS Union Catalog Search

MOBIUS is a resource sharing library network that allows access to thousands of books, ebooks, media, and more! MOBIUS allows you to request materials from academic/public libraries all across the U.S.! 


Accessing eBooks Off Campus

To access the full-text of ebooks from off-campus you must be a current MSSU student, faculty or staff member with a username and PIN.  If you don't know or can't remember your Missouri Southern Username or PIN, please contact the IT Help Desk.

Browse ebrary ebooks on Philosophy

Browse EBSCO ebooks on Philosophy

Select eBooks - available full-text online, anywhere, anytime

The following is a small sampling of ebooks available through Spiva Library's subscription ebook collections.  Browse more comprehensive lists via the links in the center column boxes.

Google Books

Why use Google Books?

Google Books searches the full-text of books.  It is great for narrow topics because it lets you search within the text of books--you can see the table of contents, index or a portion of the contents of the book.  You can then locate the book in a nearby library.

Current in print copyrighted books are not full text. Out of print but still copyrighted books will show 20% of the book. Books in the public domain (pre 1923) are completely full text.

SAMPLE SEARCH: philosophy

Google Book Search

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