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ADEX 1151.02: Aristotle and Augustine


Getting Started

An introduction to the sorts of tools available for research at the BC Libraries


What follows is a list of sources I might recommend for a project researching how Aristotle and Saint Augustine defined happiness. This is not a complete list: we have thousands and thousands of books and articles covering all three. Instead, this is designed to give you an introduction to the kinds of tools that are available for most research projects at BC. I'll illustrate a few in a video.

Sources for background

Journal articles


How to cite sources

The library catalog and most of our databases have a feature which will create an APA-formatted citation for you, but it's a good idea to check that against the rules for the style you're using. BC Libraries maintain a comprehensive guide to citing sources, linked below.

How to get help

My contact information is to the right. I'm working remotely at the moment, so usually email or a phone call is a good idea to start. I'm available to meet online roughly 9-5 during the week, and if you click on Make An Appointment you can see my schedule and pick a time that works for you.

If I'm not handy, our Ask A Librarian service lets you ask a question by phone, email, or 24/7 online chat.

Bonus database examples

A few non-philosophy sources as examples of what sorts of other material is available. BC has over 800 specialty databases, and there are likely a dozen relevant ones for any given topic. Check the Database A-Z or ask for a recommendation.

Philosophy Librarian

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Chris Strauber
O'Neill Library, Room 309
Boston College Libraries
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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