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Philosophy: Research Databases

A guide to resources and research in philosophy

Key Philosophy Databases

Philosopher's Index
Indexing and abstracts of journal articles, books, book chapters, and book reviews. Covers over 500 journals worldwide. Topical coverage is broad (ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, logic, the philosophies of law, education, history, etc)

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums

Library Databases

Academic Search Premier
A multidisciplinary database covering fulltext scholarly journal articles as well as magazine articles in the arts, humanities, social sciences and the sciences. 

America: History & Life
Bibliographic database containing citations to articles on American and Canadian history, including ethnic history and relations, from prehistory to the present. Covers more than 2000 journals published worldwide.

Digital Dissertations/ ProQuest Dissertations &Theses Global
A comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. PQDTGlobal includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works.

JSTOR provides Full-Text access to back files of 773 important scholarly journals in nearly 50 disciplines spanning the arts, humanities, social sciences and the sciences. Current issues are NOT included..

Project Muse
Full text access for about scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press (43 titles). Coverage generally ranges from 1993 - present. Fully searchable, browsable and retrievable

ProQuest Databases
Multidisciplinary databases containing fulltext scholarly journal articles, magazines and newspaper articles in the arts, humanities, social sciences and the sciences. 

Sociological Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts Database is a primary resource for accessing the latest research sponsored in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and non-evaluative abstracts of journal articles.