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Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications. Over 300 journals devoted to the study of philosophy. (from EBSCO)
1975–current | Some full text
The purpose of the IEP is to provide detailed, scholarly, peer-reviewed information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of academic philosophy. The Encyclopedia’s articles are written with the intention that most of the article can be understood by advanced undergraduates majoring in philosophy and by other scholars who are not working in the field covered by that article.
Provides multi-disciplinary access to scholarly journals and books. Our collection (Arts & Sciences I-IV and VII) is available in all full text. Under “Refine Results” check “All Content” if you want more search results, some of which may need to be requested from other libraries. (See our Interlibrary Loan page for more information)
1800s-current | Some full text
Premier database for scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. The literature covered includes journal articles, books, book chapters, and book reviews.
1940s–current | Citations & abstracts only
Comprehensive source for scholarly journals and books. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others. Our collection is available in full text. Check “All Content” if you want more search results, some of which you may need to request from other libraries. (See our Interlibrary Loan page).
Some full text | More info
An excellent open-access reference source created by contributions from libraries and philosophy departments all over the world. Features in depth articles with extensive bibliographies.
Considered the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Now includes journals from the Catholic Periodicals Literature Index which covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle, and includes over 419,000 index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers. (from EBSCO )
1949-current | Some full text
Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 5,000 journal titles and covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences.
1980-current | Some full text
Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources. Just click on “Find Full Text @SMU.” See also the Google Scholar Blog for citation metrics.
Some full text, some pay for view
Scholarly reviews of new philosophy books
“PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers.”
Some open access journals, some subscription only
From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program.