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PHI 240 - Introduction to Ethics: Finding Materials in the Library

This is a guide to some resources that will help you complete assignments in your PHI 240 class!

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Materials in the Library Collection

These are just some of the resources available in the library collection available for checkout for 3 weeks. Please use the library catalog to find more items, or ask a librarian for assistance finding what you need.

Reference Books

These are just some of the items available in the library's Reference collection. Reference items can only be used in the library (not checked out). Please use the online catalog to search for more items, or ask a librarian to get help finding what you need.

Information Series on Current Topics

Books in the Information Series on Current Topics from Gale Cengage Learning provide reference articles about different aspects of a "hot" topic of discussion in the United States. You may consider starting with one of these books in your research for your Introduction to Ethics class!

Online Catalog Search

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About the Online Catalog

iLink is the online catalog of all the materials (books, DVDs, music CDs, etc...) available in the Durham Tech Library.

Also included are the holdings of other NC community college libraries that make up the Community Colleges Libraries in North Carolina consortium (CCLINC).

The default search is Durham Tech Library but you can also search "All NC Community Colleges" by word or phrase, author, or title.


You can borrow materials belonging to other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (requires your library card barcode number).


You can renew books or check due dates by using My Account (requires your library card barcode number).


PHI 240 Reserve Items

The following items are on reserve in the library for the class Philosophical Issues. They are kept behind the Circulation Desk and can be checked out for two hours to be used in the library; they cannot be taken out of the library. Please keep in mind that reserves can change from one semester to another.

Reserve Materials

What are reserve materials?

Reserves are any items (books, articles, magazines, DVDs, etc...) that instructors have asked the library to make available for students to share.  Most reserve items can only be used in the library for two hours at a time.  Reserve materials may be photocopied in the library for five cents per page. 

How do I access reserve materials?

Reserve materials are kept behind the circulation desk.  To use them, go to the desk and ask the library staff for what you need.  We will need to know your class name and number (for example, English 111) as well as the title of the item (for example, Rules for Writers).

Do reserve materials have to be checked out with my library card?

Yes.  Even though most reserves are used in the library only, we must check them out to you.

Are all textbooks on reserve?

No.  However, the library does have many course textbooks available and we strive to make texts available to students.