Applied Ethics Research Guide

Databases  Reference  Books   Journals  Videos  Web Sites 
This guide will point you to many of the library's resources in applied ethics and will link you to additional resources. If you need help with your research ask a librarian.



Search library databases for articles, case studies, editorials, reports, reviews, and other documents. The following databases are recommended for research in applied ethics. 

To select the database(s) most suited to your needs, click on DatabaseInfoIcon for more information about each database. 

Most Frequently Used Databases in Applied Ethics:

Additional databases are available from our databases pageDatabase guides are also available. 

Are you looking for an article you can't find from the links above?

Help Using the Databases

Select your guide or video tutorial from our Catalog and Database Help page.

Advance Database Tools for Organizing your Research

 Learn about bookmarking your articles, creating alerts, saving your searches, and more from videos on using advanced tools in the databases. 


Select from the following reference works to find online collections and encyclopedias. 

Applied Ethics Reference - Select Resources 

Dictionaries  Encyclopedias and Handbooks 

Additional Applied Ethics Reference Online

  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy  
    • Full-text, online searchable encyclopedia. Includes entries on applied ethics in multiple disciplines. 
  • EBSCO eBook Collection  
    • Full-text ebook database. Search among 15,000 ebooks from multiple disciplines, including reference books, other nonfiction, and fiction- including books about children's literature Search by keyword, title, or author. 

Books and Ebooks

Library Catalogs

Are you looking for an item you can't find through the links above?



Web Sites 

Visit the following sites for authoritative information on the study and business of applied ethics. 

Applied Ethics Information Gateways

Associations and Organizations

Business Ethics, Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Accountability

Social Justice

 Past last updated: 6 May 2015 | ODU Library Reference Services 
Image above, "Respect Ethics Honest Integrity Signpost Means Good Qualities," by Stuart Miles and courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos,