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Library Research Guide: Philosophy & Ethics


Databases (Scholarly Articles)

  • JSTOR – offers full-text access to archival and current issues of over 1,400 scholarly journal titles in more than 50 subject areas, including 91 titles in Language and Literature (Library Barcode log-in required for off-campus access).
  • Academic Search Premier – “This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles,” including many philosophy subjects (Library Barcode log-in required for off-campus access).
  • ProQuest Research Library – features full-text articles and citation to articles relevant to many subjects including philosophy (Library Barcode log-in required for off-campus access).
  • PubMed – Though a medical journal database, PubMed includes articles on Bioethics.  Many of these are accessible free of charge if you click the “Bioethics” box under “Subsets” and the “Links to free full text” under “Text Options” prior to typing in your topic on the Limits Search Screen.

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Internet Philosophy Resources

  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – articles on philosophy and philosophical concepts. Contributions by philosophy professors and graduate students.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – from Standford University, designed to be a “dynamic reference work” featuring entries written by experts. Searchable or browse by subjects.
  • Internet Public Library: Philosophy – Contains links to a large variety of Internet resources pertaining to Philosophy that include philosophy encyclopedias, information on Western and Eastern philosophy, and resources for students.
  • Voice of the Shuttle – from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Site offering information on fields of study (e.g. aesthetics, ethics, metaphysics), philosophical movements, philosophers and their works, and access to journals and much more.
  • Ethics Updates – Established and maintained by Professor Lawrence Hinman at the University of San Diego, “Ethics Updates is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide resources and updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics.”  Included are links to ethical theories, classic ethics’ texts in electronic form, and links to Internet Resources on Applied Ethics on social subjects such as povery, euthanisia, war, etc.

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