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Name Description Guide
ATLA Religion Database

A comprehensive reference tool for religious and theological scholarship 1949 to the present, which also includes full text of the entire runs of a core collection of more than 50 English-language scholarly journals. The database consists of more than 990,000 records in over 30 languages from 1,400 journals and 14,000 multi-author works.

Encyclopedia of Religion

Major reference work in religion and related subjects.

International Medieval Bibliography Online

Indexes scholarly articles, essays and reviews published from 1967 to the present on the Middle Ages, from a variety of disciplines.
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Full text database of over 300 journals; generally does not contain most recent materials. Most journals lack the last several years, but holdings are very deep, with many journals running back more than a hundred years.

L’Annee Philologique

Large and very deep database covering many aspects of Classical Antiquity; sources are in several languages. No full text. Also useful for Bible and Ancient Christianity; covers ancient authors and modern interpretations.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

Classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications on the art of persuasion.

Philosopher’s Index

Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields, 1940-present.

Project Muse

Articles from over 100 scholarly journals, 1993-present; covers literature, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, and gender studies.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Over 2,000 articles from the print version with new articles and updates.

SAGE Online Journals

Online journal source

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The SEP is an online peer reviewed, peer edited academic encyclopedia of philosophy designed to allow updating and to have room for disagreement in controversial areas. Its initial coverage is not yet complete, but it is already a substantial work. (Free website)

Web of Knowledge (ISI Citation Indexes)

3 major citation indexes covering the Sciences, the Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. Start with a known article and find other articles that have cited it.

Web Sites

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  • EpistemeLinks

    Another gateway to philosophy sites, this one offers especially rich access to full text sources, retrievable by author, title, and subject searches. Maintained by Thomas Ryan Stone, a computer specialist with philosophy background.

  • Ethics Updates

    Broader scope than the title implies. Organized into a grid with three sections: Ethical theory; Resources and Applied ethics (the hot-button issues). By Lawrence M. Hinman (U. of San Diego)

  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Ongoing, cooperative encyclopedia maintained by professional philosophers. Topics alphabetically arranged. Article authors are clearly identified.

  • John Locke Resources

    Essential for scholars on John Locke.

  • Philosophy around the Web

    Useful gateway, maintained with style and humor by Peter King, of Pembroke College ( Oxford University ), provides links to online reference tools, full text of primary sources, and other sites arranged by philosophical topic.

  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Articles here are longer & more complex than the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy and include substantive bibliography. An international editorial board of professional philosophers referees all contributions.

  • WGSSLinks Women and Philosophy Web Sites

    Collection of resources serves as a gateway to feminist work in philosophy and to the professional community of women in philosophy. Includes major link for “Feminist Theory.” By the Women’s Studies Section of ACRL.

  • Writing in College – A Short Guide to College Writing

    From the University of Chicago