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Philosophy: Journals & Databases

The quickest way to find articles on a specific topic is by searching a relevant database. I recommend the ones listed below for Philosophy.

If the full-text of an article is not available within the database, look for the Article Link button, or follow the instructions in the boxes on the right.

Article Link

Specific Article

If you already have a citation for the article that you are looking for,

e.g. Priest, G. "Hopes fade for saving truth." Philosophy 85, no.1 (2010): 109-140.

There are 4 easy ways to find a copy. These are listed below.

You can use Library Search | Ketu  to find an article from a citation.

Search for the "Title of the article" (within quotation marks). 

e.g. "Hopes fade for saving truth" 

You can use Google Scholar to find an article from a citation:
  • Try searching Google Scholar for the "Title of the Article" (usually within quotation marks), e.g. "Hopes fade for saving truth" 
  • Follow the Otago Article Link links in your results list
  • Follow the Article links to go directly to a copy of the article.

Google Scholar screenshot

Off-Campus? Access Google Scholar via this link:

    Google Scholar Search

    You can use the Library Search | Ketu box to find an article using the journal title.

    Search for the "Title of the journal" (within quotation marks), e.g. "Philosophy Compass"

    Once you have found a record for the journal, browse by year, volume, issue, page number to find a copy of the article.


    If you have tried all of the above methods, and the article you need is not available here, you can request a free copy through our "Get It" Interloan service.