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Philosophy Subject Guide

Learn about key library resources for studying philosophy

Library Search

Use Library Search to help you find books, journal articles and other useful resources held at the University of Dundee.

Using Library Search

This video provides a quick introduction on how to use Library Search to locate books and articles available to you via the Library. 

Inter-library loans

You can apply for a free inter-library loan (ILL) when you need a book, journal or journal article not held in our collection. We will do our best to source it from another library on your behalf. 

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Key University Archive Resources in Philosophy

Primary source material is a valuable resource for all kinds of subjects across the University, including philosophy. Archive staff work with Philosophy tutors to explore themes such as the sense of self, communication and the impact of the digital world. Archives and philosophy have a strong connection as evidenced in the work of philosophers such as Foucault and Derrida.  

You can find items of interest by searching our archives and collections online catalogue

To find out more about the Archive go to and email with your questions.

Recipe for long life includes suggestions such as keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise. Typed record of the recipe spoken by Mr Li Ching Yun on his 250th birthday.