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This guide brings together useful research resources for Philosophy.

These include article databases, major reference works, government information, images, videos, and other key information sources.  

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New Philosophy Books

New Philosophy E-books available online:


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Highly Recommended Databases for Philosophy Research

More databases are listed on the Journals & Databases section of this guide. 

  • Academic Search Complete
    Full-text of articles from more than 6,000 peer reviewed journals. Also indexes more than 12,000 publications.
  • Humanities International Complete
    Provides full-text of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. The database includes full-text for more than 1030 journals and all data from the Humanities International Index (more than 2,100 journals and 2.47 million records).
    Provides full-text access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in a range of subjects, including over 245 history journals (delay in coverage generally 3-5 years).
  • Periodicals Index Online: PIO
    PIO is an international index to millions of articles published in over 6,000 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences as far back as 1665. Every article in each journal is indexed, from volume 1 issue 1 to recent times. Includes periodicals in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and other Western languages.
  • Philosopher's Index (via OvidSP)
    A database with informative abstracts covering scholarly research in philosophy. Includes: journal articles, books, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews. Topics covered include: aesthetics, axiology, philosophy of education, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, logic, metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, metaphilosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of science, social philosophy, and the philosophy of religion.
  • Project MUSE
    Full-text access to over 400 high quality, peer-reviewed humanities and social sciences journals from over 100 scholarly publishers, including over 60 History Journals.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    Provides access to full-text periodicals from a broad general reference database. Search from a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection
    An indexing and abstracting database, with some full-text coverage, of journals on religious history, biblical studies, epistemology, political philosophy, and the history of philosophy
  • Wiley Online Library
    Wiley-Blackwell is one of the most successful global publishers of Philosophy, offering a varied and impressive list of books and journals covering the breadth of the discipline.

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