Student giving a presentation on their research at Juniata College

It’s not exactly research (as there will be no publication), but that didn’t stop Jake Weller ’11 from spending an entire school year in a geodesic dome he built himself. As a philosophy POE, Jake has always wanted to try a personal journey and, although he’s not getting any academic credit for his sojourn in the dome, his scholarship was endorsed by Juniata administration and covered by the New York Times. Before you check it out online, see what some of Jake’s colleagues have researched and presented below.
Aaron Adams ’12, “The Curse of Immortality: How Immortality Inhibits Practicing Death” 

Michael Baker ’11, “I Think Therefore I Doubt: A Critical Examination of Descartes’ Cogito” and “What’s on your Mind? A Philosophical Inquiry into Facebook”

Kenneth Cherry ’10, “God or No God: The Existence of a Creator or Impossible Odds” 

Tucker Good ’12, “The Meaningless Idea of Original Human Nature”

Jessica Kaplan-Bie ’13, “The Indispensable Tug-of-War”

Kenneth Noga ’11, “An Argument From Authenticity Against Full Virtual Immersion”

Alexander Weimer ’12, “Personal Identity as a Necessary Condition of Death”

Jake Weller ’11, “Epistemological Structures of Truth”

Faculty Research and Publications

  • Dr. Xinli Wang
  • Dr. Wade Roberts

Research Resources 

Philosophy Learning Tools

Undergraduate Philosophy Journals,
Conferences, & Essay Contests 

Guides to Graduate Studies in Philosophy

Philosophy Associations

Philosophy Resources from Juniata College Library

  • How to search for philosophy articles from the library for your research paper?
  • Choose a topic and decide a tentative theme, and review related course material (especially the related philosophers' original works) on the topic.
  • Search Philosopher's Index (EbscoHost) from the library's website to review the abstracts of the related papers on the topic (use the key word search function). Based on the abstracts, choose papers of interest.
  • Locate the journals containing the full texts of the papers by searching from the library's A to Z Journals List for periodical titles that the library has (you can gain access to most journals electronically, and some are still in paper format). 
  • Indexes and abstracts of Philosophy Journal Articles and Books
  • Philosopher's Index (EbscoHost) (please make sure to log out after your use since only one person can gain access to the database at any time) the primer and best philosophy index on the market. The list of all journals indexed (homepages, contact information)
  • MLA International Bibliography (EbscoHost), index of journals and books in humanities in general
  • ArticleFirst (First Search), OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals (1990 - present). Subjects include: business, humanities, medicine, popular culture, science, social science, technology
  • WorldCat (First Search), OCLO catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide
  • Ebooks (First Search), OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide
  • Major databases covering philosophy publications
  • Academic Search Premier (EbscoHost)
  • Wiley Online Library
  • Sage Journals
  • Springer Link Journals
  • ProQuest
  • Science Direct
  • Oxford Journals
  • Project Muse (22) (not at JC library)

Philosophy Publications Search (sites contain online full-text journal articles and books)

  • Juniata College library full text journals subscription (only available to Juniata college students and employees)
  • Google scholar (search for articles)
  • Google books (search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide for books)
  • PhilPapers: On-line Search in Philosophy (thousands author self-archived publications)
  • DOAJ : Directory of Open Access Journals (contains 217 philosophy journals with free access)