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Origins and Evolution of Modern Thought:

This guide provides resources for HONR 1015 Origins and Evolution of Modern Thought: taught by Dr. Mark Ralkowski


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Gelman Library,
George Washington University,
2130 H Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20052.
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Finding Articles When You Have A Citation

a)Use Google Scholar to search for the article title (be sure you have it set up to automatically allow you free access to GW’s subscription resources – here's how.   

b) Search the Gelman Library Discovery Tool using your article title.  Here's how

c)  Use Journal Search to search by Journal title.  Here's how.  

Browse Books by Call Numbers

Print Books in Gelman Library are arranged according to Library of Congress classification.  

Class B.  Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

Class PA.  Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature.  


Finding Background information on your author, major characters, or major philosophical ideas can give you a solid foundation for beginning to do research on your chosen or assigned topic.  Background information will usually provide a guide to major schools of thought over time on philosophical concepts, cite key thinkers in the field, as well as often providing citations for further research.  

Here are some key places to look for background information for topics for this course. 

Search for Books in the Catalog

Finding Journal Articles

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