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Philosopher's Index

The world's primary index to the literature of philosophy, leading to citations and abstracts of journal articles and other philosophy publications. Coverage of English-language materials begins in 1940; coverage for non-English language materials begins in 1967. Also, a powerful source for identifying book reviews.   More Info

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PhilPapers

PhilPapers (sponsored by the University of London's Institute of Philosophy, the Joint Information Systems Committee, and the Australian National University's Centre for Consciousness) aspires to be a comprehensive index and bibliography for philosophical works. In addition to indexing books and journal articles, it monitors open access archives and personal pages for articles by academic and professional philosophers.   More Info

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POIESIS

Full-text access to a growing number of philosophy journals. Ultimately 100 journals will be covered, and 53 are currently available. Every word in every available issue is fully searchable.   More Info

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JSTOR

Full-text coverage and searching, from first issue to within the past five years, of some of the world's most important scholarly journals. Includes: Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods, Journal of Symbolic Logic, Mind, Nous, Philosophical Perspectives, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Review, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Philosophy and Public Affairs.   More Info

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Project Muse

Full-text coverage and searching. Includes: Human Rights Quarterly, Journal f the History of Ideas, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology, and Theory and Event.   More Info

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BioethicsLine

Includes English-language materials on bioethics selected from the literature of medicine, nursing, biology, the behavioral sciences, philosophy, religion, law, and the popular media.   More Info

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Periodicals Index Online

Well over 275 philosophy journals are indexed, from their first issue to 1995. Many western European. language journals are covered. Select Philosophy from the topical groupings in the Journal Subject box.   More Info

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Periodicals Archive Online

Full text access to hundreds of scholarly journals is provided through Periodicals Archive Online (PAO). PAO may be searched directly through Periodicals Index Online (PIO). In PIO select Article Search and then Search citations with linked full text on the upper far right. Periodicals are in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and other Western languages. Within PAO, Article Search offers the standard PIO interface. PAO may also be searched and browsed by journal from the PAO interface. PAO is similar in structure and intent to JSTOR.   More Info

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Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations & Theses provides title, author, and subject access to virtually every U.S. dissertation; the database also provides access to thousands of Canadian dissertations and U.S. master's theses, and since 1988 selected access to British and European dissertations.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

Academic Search Complete

This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.   More Info

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Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Search for specific articles by subject, author, and/or title. Because the information about each article includes its cited reference list, you can also search the database for articles that cite or are cited by a particular author or work.   More Info

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Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations & Theses provides title, author, and subject access to virtually every U.S. dissertation; the database also provides access to thousands of Canadian dissertations and U.S. master's theses, and since 1988 selected access to British and European dissertations.   More Info

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MasterFILE Premier

Indexes the journals: Philosophical Psychology, Philosophy, Philosophy East and West, Philosophy of the Social sciences, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and Philosophy Today.   More Info

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Periodicals Index Online

Well over 275 philosophy journals are indexed, from their first issue to 1995. Many western European. language journals are covered. Select Philosophy from the topical groupings in the Journal Subject box.   More Info

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Philosophy Documentation Center/International Directory of Philosophy

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Primary Source Materials

Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains over 22 million digital page images of virtually every work printed in the English language as well as works printed in Great Britain and its dependencies from 1473-1700 in any language.   More Info

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Eighteenth Century Collection Online

Use Eighteenth Century Collections Online to access the digital images of every page of books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of millions of pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of law, history, literature, religion, fine arts, science and more   More Info

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Past Masters

Full-text versions of definitive editions of philosophical works, in English or in the original language of publication. Works are searchable, singularly or in combinations. Available are the collected works of: Aquinas, Aristotle, Hegel, Locke, Peirce, and Plato.   More Info

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Blackwell Reference Online

For those lucky enough to find them, Blackwell companions have long been a powerful resource for serious researchers, whether students or seasoned scholars. Not designed for ready reference, they are comprised of extended essays which present a synthesis and overview of a topic and conclude with bibliographies.   More Info

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference works in over 20 subject areas, including animal science, bioethics, cultural studies, alternative medicine, and death and dying.   More Info

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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

Begin with this source to trace the evolution of an idea. It is an encyclopedic encapsulation of the ideas and concepts that define civilization and the individual's role in it across the globe. Entries are by a distinguished team of international experts and explore a huge diversity of topics. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretation, and history of an idea and concludes with suggestions for further reading. Illustrations are distributed throughout. A reader's guide offers users the option of reading systematically across conceptual groupings. Volume I features an extensive historiographical essay on the concept of 'history' covering all time periods and major cultures.   More Info

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Reference Universe

An index to overviews on a diversity of topics. Search article titles and/or back-of-the-book indexes of over 4,000 reference books (subject encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.).   More Info

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Routledge Encyclopedia Of Philosophy

Online version of Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.   More Info

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP)

This freely available online only effort is one of the most up-to-date, prestigious, and authoritative encyclopedias in the field. All entries are reviewed by a distinguished editorial board before going public. Title, author, and subject searches may be run as well as a basic Google search.   More Info

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