COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Karen Briere, Updated: 8/28/19
The Philosophy collection should emphasize the works of noted philosophers and commentaries on their works. Reference works include encyclopedias, dictionaries, and bibliographical material. General histories and works about specific groups, i.e. women, Asian, etc., will be acquired.
SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Language: English will be the primary language of the collection, unless there is a special request from a student or faculty for philosophy materials in another language.
Geography: World coverage, with an emphasis on Western Philosophy.
Chronology: All time periods.
All formats, including ebooks, may be considered for purchase. Serials are heavily relied upon for current material. Textbooks provide background information. Audiovisual materials will be reviewed for selective additions. CD-ROMs and DVDs are generally added when accompanying print material, but may be purchased separately when available.
Materials will be identified through recommendations in or from:
Faculty and student
Publishers Discoverys and Flyers
Oxford University Press
Princeton University Press
Yale University Press
New Titles Elected for Essay and General Literature Index
Ref B72 .B96 1986 Philosophy : a Guide to the Reference Literature
Ref B53 .D44 1980 Philosopher=s Guide to Sources, Research Tools...
Ref Z1039.C65 B67 1988 Books for College Libraries
Ref Z1035.1 .G89 1996 Guide to Reference Books
Superseded editions will be removed from the shelves unless they are listed in a major reference tool. Qualifications for indefinite retention include: historical information on the subject; local connection; community college connection; listed in standard reference works; out of print.