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    Advanced resources for finding Philosophy

    • Index to Legal Periodicals
      This print series indexes articles on jurisprudence, property, liberty, legal philosophy, and natural rights. Located in the Helm Reference Room at REF PER/IND K9 .N32.
    • L'annee Pilologique
      Published in France, this annual abstracting guide contains materials on philosophy. Some of the abstracts are in French and some are in English. Located in the Helm Reference Room at >b>REF PER/INDZ 7016 .M35A.
    • ACLS Humanities E-Books  
        
    • Cambridge Histories Online  
        
      Contains a lot of materials on the history of philosophy.
    • EBSCO E-Books  
        
      Contains numerous full text E-Books (including philosophy books) that can be read online, downloaded, or printed a page at a time. Requires WKU NetID and password for access.
    • MyiLibrary  
        
    • Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
      Indexes over 625 periodicals from 1983 to the present.
    • Web of Science  
        
      Contains many articles related to philosophy. There are three modules: Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. The Arts & Humanities Citation Index is particularly rich in philosophy and ethics materials.

    Basic resources for finding Philosophy

    The following services are recommended for use by first-year students and nonmajors:

    • Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)  
        
      A large multi-subject database which covers every topic. Contains abstracts of scholarly journal and popular magazine articles, with many available full text.
    • Google Scholar  
        
      This scholarly search engine identifies articles and scholarly resources across many disciplines.
      *Directions for getting full text articles*
    • Humanities Index
      Reference Periodical Indexes AI3 .H85
      Contains information on all fields of the humanities, including philosophy and ethics. The Humanities Index had several previous titles, including:

      Continuation of the Social Sciences and Humanities Index | International Index: A Guide to Periodical Literature in the Social Sciences and Humanities | International Index to Periodicals
    • Philosopher's Index (EBSCOhost)
      The basic tool for finding articles about philosophy and ethics, Philosopher's Index indexes articles from 1940 to the present.
    • JSTOR  
        
      Provides the full text/full image web access of the complete archival collections of several communication related journals up to the most recent five years.
    • Project Muse  
        
      Provides online, worldwide, institutional subscription access to the full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, including philosophy, ethics, and logic.

    Resources from Allied Disciplines

    There are many databases and journal indexes from allied fields that contain materials on philosophy and ethics. Some of the major ones are listed below.

    • Index Islamicus
      A print bibliography of books, articles, and reviews on Islam and the Muslim world. In the Helm Reference Room at REF PER/IND BP161.2 .I5x.
    • Index to Legal Periodicals
      This print series indexes articles on jurisprudence, property, liberty, legal philosophy, and natural rights. Located in the Helm Reference Room at REF PER/IND K9 .N32.
    • International Bibliography Series
      * Anthropology -- Ref Per/Ind GN301 .I6873x
      * Economics -- Ref Z7164 .E2 I58
      * Political Science -- Ref Per/Ind JA76 .I64
      * Social & Cultural Anthropol -- Ref Per/Ind GN301 .I6873x
      * Sociology -- Ref Per/Ind HM 1 .I61x
    • International Political Science Abstracts
      Abstracts articles on political philosophy and thought, with articles on liberty, political philosophy, and church-state relations. Located in the Helm Reference Room at REF PER/IND JA 36 .I5. Located in the Helm Reference Room at REF PER/IND JA 36 .I5.
    • Journal of Economic Literature
      Abstracts of articles on economic history and thought. Located in the Helm Reference Room at REF PER/IND HB 1 .J6.
    • Religious and Theological Abstracts
      Located in the Helm Reference Room at REF PER/IND BR 1 .R286.
    • America: History & Life (EBSCOhost)  
        
      America: History and Life indexes articles published since 1970, focusing on the history of the United States and Canada since 1492.
    • Art Full Text (Wilson/EBSCOhost)
      This database is very useful for finding articles on Aesthetics. Full text goes back to 1995, indexing to 1984, and the print version to 1929.
      The print is located in the Helm Reference Room at REF PER/IND NX1 .A12 A7x.
    • Art Full Text (Wilson/EBSCOhost)
      --Tips on using EBSCO databases: PowerPoint | Video
    • Cambridge Histories Online  
        
      Contains a lot of materials on the history of philosophy.
    • Historical Abstracts (EBSCOhost)
      Indexes articles published since 1970 on world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).
    • Music Index 1973 - Present (EBSCOhost)
      Includes articles on aesthetics.
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCOhost)  
        
      With many articles on aesthetics, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature indexes over 3,700 international music journals from 1969 to the present.
    • Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)  
        
      Provides abstracting of the sociological and anthropological literature from 1963 to the present, including materials on the philosophical background of sociology.

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