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Philosophy: Find Articles

Resources for the study of philosophy.

What can I actually find in these databases?

The "Find Background" section will lead to reference resources. The other library subscription and open access databases below contain access to academic, peer-reviewed journal articles and other publications such as conference proceedings from national organizations, student dissertations and papers, reviews, and news articles. While these sources contain a variety of source types, you can filter to "peer-reviewed/scholarly" if you need.  

Find Background Info--Subject Specific Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Explore the reference resources listed here to develop a working knowledge of your topic.  These materials will lead you deeper into the research through their summation of the topic, introduction to related concepts and events, and the bibliographies used to create them. 

PRO TIP: Finding a reference source that relates to or covers your topic, doesn't mean it is a source that should be cited to build an argument. Some sources help us understand a topic so we can do further research in resources like academic books, peer-reviewed journals, and more.


Find Articles (in library databases)

Library Session Materials

Journals in the Field

Information on the ranking of scholarly journals in this subject may be found by clicking here.

Open Access Databases (does not require Transy login)

You can search these resources without a Transy login, but they may lead you to resources that cost money. Don't spend your money...SPEND OURS or USE ILL!

If you encounter articles on the open web that cost money try searching the journal title or article in the Transy library catalog or other library database. If you cannot find full text in the library resources, use inter-library loan and the library will try to acquire a free copy for you from another library.

Interlibrary Loan