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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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Google Scholar

Google Scholar is an easy-to-use, web-based database that indexes and and searches peer-reviewed journal articles, books, theses, preprints, and technical reports from all areas of research. Although Google Scholar holds much potential, it should NOT replace the UB library Catalog or subject-specific databases when conducting library research.   More Info

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Philosophy Documentation Center/International Directory of Philosophy

The Philosophy Documentation Center has been serving the philosophical community on a non-profit basis since 1966, earning a reputation for excellence with the publication of essential reference materials, scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and instructional software. We provide a full range of electronic publishing services, including digital workflow management and support for a range of both institutional and individual subscription options.   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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Google Books

Well over 15,000,000 books and magazine issues may be searched in Google Books. The numbers grow daily as Google moves forward with its mission of scanning literally all the world's books and magazines. Even materials that are not readable full text are nonetheless searchable. Some texts (pre-1923) may be read in their entirety; while others may be read across a limited number of pages (20% of the book) in 'preview' mode and some are only viewable in snippet view. The latter is the least useful to researchers.   More Info

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WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat is a mega-library catalog containing more than 200 million records contributed by 20,000 libraries around the world. It contains full bibliographic descriptions and cataloging information for the following types of materials: books, serials, manuscripts, sound recordings, audiovisual materials, maps, music scores, and computer-readable files   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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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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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. Entries are signed and conclude with a bibliography of print and Internet resources. Cross references are also provided. Note that this is a work in progress and in dynamic revision. Some entries are incomplete, while other have yet to be written.   More Info

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Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Online version of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Articles can be browsed alphabetically or by philosophical themes, philosophies, historical periods, and religions. Full text entries can be searched by keyword, contributor, or bibliography.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

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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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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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

The Philosophy Documentation Center has been serving the philosophical community on a non-profit basis since 1966, earning a reputation for excellence with the publication of essential reference materials, scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and instructional software. We provide a full range of electronic publishing services, including digital workflow management and support for a range of both institutional and individual subscription options.   More Info

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Social Sciences Citation Index

Web of Science (Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index) Incidentally, to cover history journals both citation indexes must be used.   More Info

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Web of Science Core Collection

The combined site for citation indexes in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. 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. History is well-represented in the humanities and social sciences citation indexes.   More Info

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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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Internet Public Library: Philosophy

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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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Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)

Contains virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, and a large number of texts deriving from the period between A.D. 600 and 1453, in excess of 80 million words. Also included is the Canon of Greek Authors and Works, the bibliographic guide to the authors and texts entered in the TLG.


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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Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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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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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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