PhilPapers can be searched in two different ways: via Advanced Search, and via Syntax [Search]:
Note, though, that the Advanced Search area, accessible from the down arrow to the right of the Syntax [Search] box, includes a Syntax [Search] box of its own, allowing the two methods to be combined:
For a cheat sheet on (mostly) the Syntax [Search] (information taken from Syntax at the down arrow above) and an example of an (a mostly) Advanced Search, see the two boxes immediately below.
This note tells you how to find 5 possible sources for your article-report. (Finding five possible sources counts for 5 of the 15 points possible for your report. No points for late submissions.)
1. Go to the SPU Homepage. Click on Library, then Articles, then Philosophy, then PhilPapers (direct link).
2. Next, click on advanced search. In the box labelled with all of the words, type one or more key words or phrases indicative of your topic of interest, for example evil “free will” (note the quotation marks around the phrase).
3. It may be helpful to limit your search to a particular journal. The following journals are especially useful for this course: Faith and Philosophy, Heythrop Journal, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, Philosophia Christi, Religious Studies, Theology and science, and Zygon. To limit your search to one or more of these, place the journal title (in quotation marks if a phrase) in the box labelled Return articles published in as follows: “Faith and Philosophy”. Or, alternatively, “Faith and Philosophy” | Zygon (source “Faith and Philosophy” OR source Zygon).
4. Click on Submit (or, beside the main (or simple) search box, Search). Be sure you’ve found an article or an essay in a book, not an entire book or mere book review (for starters, evil & “free will” –review (evil AND “free will” BUT NOT review)).
You need to turn in author, title (of article), name of journal, date of publication (e.g. July 1998), and the abstract for the article (a short paragraph that summarizes the article). The easiest way to get this info is just to copy and paste from PhilPapers.
Again, PhilPapers allows you to limit your search to specific journals:
Advanced Search (less space):
Syntax [Search] (more space):
Since a screen shot of the search box can't capture a Syntax [Search] of this length in its entirety, here's the whole of it at a glance:
@source ("Faith and philosophy"|"Religious studies"|"Oxford studies in philosophy of religion"|"International journal for philosophy of religion"|"European journal for philosophy of religion")
Here are some journals of particular relevance to the UCOR 3000 assignment that you might want to specify. You can count on the contents of these being accessible to you via the SPU Library: