Subject encyclopedias, handbooks and overviews are scholarly, tertiary works written by experts on a variety of topics. The articles are typically longer and more detailed than those found in general encyclopedias. The background information provides a good starting point as you begin the research process. These resources can help you with:
In Collins Library, the print reference collection is located on the first floor, and most of the online reference collection is available in one of the database collections listed below. Use Primo to identify subject encyclopedias in either format; or ask a librarian for recommendations.
Working in small groups, you will be assigned a female philosopher to explore in more depth. Consult at least 3 different subject encyclopedias (online or in print) for information about your philosopher and reflect on the following questions:
As you read, brainstorm and develop a list of concepts or keywords that describe or relate to your philosopher.
Group 1: Theano
Group 2: Aesara
Group 3: Aspasia
Group 4: Diotima
Group 5: Phintys
Group 6: Hypatia
Group 7: Perictione