The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers is available online in the Library database Credo Reference. A print copy is available for browsing, in the Arts Reference Collection, General Library, Level 1, at the call number 191.03 S55
Published by Thoemmes, and edited by John Shook, this multi-volume encyclopedia covers over 200 years of philosophical thought in Canada and the United States. The designation 'philosopher' is deliberately broad, and includes scholars of interest to other humanities and social sciences disciplines. The scholarly articles range from 500 to 4,000 words in length. Each article has an accompanying bibliography and further reading.