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Databases for Philosophy

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Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,000 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications. Covers all subjects. 197 titles are specifically designated as in the philosophy field.

1975--current | Some full text | More info

 

Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 4,000 journal titles many of which are in full text. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Some full text | More info

 

JSTOR

Provides access to scholarly, peer reviewed journals. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1) includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. 11 titles are specifically designated as in the philosophy field.

1800s--current | Full text

 

Philosopher's Index 

Informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy.  The literature covered includes journal articles, books, book chapters, and book reviews.(from ProQuest)

1940s--current | Citations & abstracts, full text

 

Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others. Some 20 titles are specifically designated as in the philosophy field.

Some full text| More info

 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

An excellent open-access reference source created by contributions from libraries and philosophy departments all over the world. Features in depth articles with extensive bibliographies.

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ATLA/S

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.

1949--current | Some full text | More info

 

CPLI (Catholic Periodical and Literature Index)

Covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle, and includes over 419,000 index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers

1981--current | Citations only | More info

 

Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view

 

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Provides peer reviewed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy

 

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Reviews new philosophy books

 

PhilPapers

Directory of online philosophy articles and books.

Some open access journals, some subscription only

 

WorldCat 

From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program.

Bibliographic records

 

All Humanities Databases | All SMU databases



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