Selected Online Resources

The following are key online databases and web sites that will be of use to Philosophy researchers. Please note that some online resources are only accessible from within the Humanities & Social Sciences Library. You can find dedicated computers, displaying the Selected Electronic Resources Menu, in the Rose Main Reading Room, as well as in many of the divisions throughout the Library. (See also Locating Journal Articles for online periodical indexes.)

Online Databases | Internet Sites

Online Databases

Dissertation Abstracts
Lists doctoral dissertations and master’s theses from North American colleges and universities since 1861; some foreign dissertations are also included. Since 1980, citations for dissertations include abstracts written by the author. Dissertations published since 1997 have a 24-page preview.

Past Masters- Philosophy.
This database provides electronic access to the collected or selected works of the major western philosophers. Among the philosophers included are Aquinas, Aristotle, Berkeley, Descartes, Hobbes, Hegel, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Pierce, Plato, Spinoza, and Wittgenstein. A valuable research tool, it allows keyword searches of texts.

The Philosopher’s Index
A bibliographic database, with author-written abstracts, covers scholarly research in all the fields of philosophy published in journals and books since 1940. International coverage is offered through nearly 500 journals from 38 countries. Book reviews are also included.

Internet Sites

The following Web sites are especially recommended and are freely available from any computer with an Internet connection.