Database List

The following 12 databases are best for: Philosophy

See our Philosophy Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Philosophy Databases

Philosopher's Index Online

Humanities Full Text

Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective


All Philosophy Databases

ATLA Religion (American Theological Library Association)    
Covers articles, essays in books, and book reviews in the field of religion. Covers all religious traditions, with the strongest coverage in the Judeo-Christian tradition.
  • Coverage Range: 1949 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Eighteenth-Century Collection Online (ECCO)    
Full-text scans of nearly all English-language imprints and other materials from the eighteenth century. The collection contains a wide variety of materials from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements and works by many well-known and lesser-known authors.
  • Coverage Range: Eighteenth century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Encyclopedia of Philosophy (E-Book)    
A new and updated edition of this multivolume set -- the first comprehensive new edition in almost 40 years. Containing material from hundreds of highly distinguished contributors representing the world's top universities and institutions, the second edition has a truly global perspective. It contains more than 2,100 entries Donald Borchert, Ed. 2nd ed. 10 vols.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
FRANCIS    
This database provides multidisciplinary and multilingual coverage of humanities and social sciences. It is strong in areas such as archaeology, geography, linguistics, philosophy, religion, and sociology. Records are mainly English, French, and German, with some Italian, Spanish, and other languages.
  • Coverage Range: 1972 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective    
A citation-only database that includes articles from English-language periodicals on such subjects as Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Community Health & Medical Care, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Gender Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology. Articles in this database were published between 1907 and 1984. Use the library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link.
  • Coverage Range: 1907 to 1984
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities Full Text    
A full-text database that covers journal articles in Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities International Complete (HIC)    
Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world in all aspects of the humanities. FOR CITATION SEARCHING: Click the "More" button at the top of the search screen, then click "Cited References."
  • Coverage Range: Mid-1970s - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Isaac Norris Collection    
Database of books donated to the College by John and Mary Dickinson in 1784. Contains bibliographic information along with images of title pages. Visit the Dickinson Archives for access to the original books.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
L'Année Philologique    
An index to research on all aspects of greco-roman antiquity. Covers a broad range of subjects, from language and literature to history to archaeology and more. Click "Full Text" to search or "Subjects and disciplines" to browse.
  • Coverage Range: 1959 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: SIBC
  • 10 Simultaneous Users

 
Making of the Modern World    
More than 61,000 titles from books, journals, pamphlets, essays, reports, correspondence, speeches, surveys. Content is in English and other languages. Provides historical access to the theories, practices, and consequences of economic and business activity in the West. Combines the strengths of two pre-eminent collections — the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School — along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University.
  • Coverage Range: 1450 - 1914
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Philosopher's Index    
Provides citations from books and journals of philosophy and related fields for articles published between 1940 to the present. Covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.
  • Coverage Range: 1940 to current
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy    
Definitive, peer-reviewed encyclopedia of philosophical concepts and biographies of philosophers.
  • Coverage Range: 1995 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Stanford University