About the CSEP Library
CSEP's library, which originated at the founding of the Center, has grown into a valuable resource on practical and professional ethics. The library is intended for researchers, teachers, and students outside IIT as well as on campus. In addition to its holdings of relevant books and leading periodicals, the library contains a comprehensive collection of codes of ethics, many now available online, and an extensive collection of materials on other centers. The library has enhanced its computer resources in order to interact with other libraries, as well as to conduct online searches. Staffed by a professional research librarian, the library provides bibliographic assistance to researchers anywhere in the world and assists visiting scholars and practitioners. Please visit our blog for updates on new additions to our print and electronic collections, as well as information on recent news updates connected with current projects and programs of CSEP, such as our Ethics in the Natural Course of Research project, and the activities of the IIT Ethics Bowl team.
The library collection is intended to meet the educational and research needs of persons concerned with the study and practice of the professions. Consistent with the Center's broad mandate to focus on a wide range of professional fields, the collection includes materials relating to ethical issues and activities in such areas as architecture, computers, dentistry, education, engineering, law, management, medicine, the military, nursing, psychology, public service, science, and social work. The collection also contains a rich variety of materials on important generic issues relating to the professions, including, for example, codes of ethics, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, loyalty, risk and professional concerns such as self-regulation and continuing education.
The types of materials in the collection are almost as varied as the information they convey. In addition to books and journals, the collection includes monographs, videos, newsletters, bibliographies, professional directories, government reports and regulations, court decisions, unpublished manuscripts, and conference proceedings. The library houses an extensive paper archive of codes of ethics promulgated by professional and trade associations, businesses, and government organizations. Copies of most of these statements and codes can be obtained from the Center. Please also visit the extensive Codes of Ethics Online collection.
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