Electronic Resources - Philosophy and Ethics

 

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Got A Question For The SPIRE Librarian?

Contact Jane Shaw on 01782 733534 or email j.shaw2@keele.ac.uk
if you would like some help.

Choose from the following to access our various online Philosophy And Ethics collections:

E-Journal Collections

Starting out with Journals? Read our GUIDE for SPIRE students.

The following database services can be used to find an electronic journal title or paper.

Search Keele's E-Journal A-Z
Use this website to search across all of our e-journal services for a title and in some cases a specific paper.

Academic Search Complete - EBSCO
Many titles useful for Philosophy are included in this collection, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals.
You will need your Keele login to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using EBSCO to help you get started. 

JSTOR
Contains a few full text titles of use to politics and international relations research, many from the US.
USE THIS LINK for off-campus access to JSTOR.

MEDLINE - EBSCO
Large database of citations and abstracts (15.5 million records) drawn from more than 4,800 current biomedical journals.
You will need your Keele login to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus.

Philosopher's Index
Philosopher's Index (Ebsco) provides abstracts and summaries for books and journals in philosophy and related fields. There are links to full-text sources available from other e-libraries at Keele. Your Keele user login is required for off-campus use.

Philpapers
Philpapers is a website that aims to be a comprehensive directory of online philosophy articles and books by academic philosophers. They monitor journals in many areas of philosophy, as well as archives and personal pages and accept articles directly from users, who can provide links or upload copies. As such it is a very useful, focused search engine – and since they have started to categorise papers as well, it can be a handy way of getting a quick feel for an area.

Sage Journals
A collection of over 600 full-text international peer-reviewed journals titles, dating back to 1999. You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Sage Premier.
The Quick Guide to using Sage Journals can be found here.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A dynamic online reference work for philosophy

E-Book Collections

Some useful texts are available from the following two e-book services; read the book in full online. Click on the services below to search and read the e-books available. E-books can also be found using Library Search

Blackwell Reference Online: OUR PHILOSOPHY E-BOOKS COLLECTION
A collection of 59 Philosophy ebooks. Read the full text online! A very useful service where you can read companions to every area of philosophy, including Ethics, Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Logic and Language, and the History of Philosophy. Off -campus access is via Keele your username and password

Dawsonera
An expanding collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes titles relating to Philosophy, including set texts like Rorty and the Mirror of Nature by James Tartaglia, and works by Kant, Foucault etc.
You will need your Keele login to access this e-book collection.

EBSCO eBook Collection
Collection includes titles on British and American politics, globalisation, arms control, gender politics, political sociology and philosophy, and many more.

MyiLibrary
Includes many politics related titles. You will need your Keele login to access this e-book collection.

Find A Reference In Philosophy And Ethics

Reference databases (sometimes also called "citation" or "abstract" databases) can help you find additional readings and are particularly good if you want to search widely for papers. This is particularly useful if you're doing a literature review for a dissertation.

Citation databases don't contain the full text of anything, however clicking on the @Keele logo will search our e-journals and provide a link to the whole paper if it's available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection.

The following are our main citation databases:

ProQuest
 provides a large number of bibliographic databases, including the Philosopher's Index. There's links given to full-text sources and to entries in Keele's online catalogue, and it also works well in tandem with RefWorks. Your Keele user log-in is needed for off-campus use.

Web of Science
Gateway to the Web of Science, ISI Proceedings, Journal Citation Reports and ISIHighlyCited.com.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences - EBSCO
Details of articles, letters, and reviews from more than 2,600 journals and 7,000 books in the fields of economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology.
You will need your Keele login to access EBSCO Databases from off-campus.

Theses

Theses

Use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Thesis' to search for Keele theses held in the Library.

ETHOS
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Index to Theses
A searchable listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.

NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.

PhDData
An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

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Reference Management

Refworks
This is an online reference management software which can be used to import, manage and save references from your research, enabling easy creation of bibliographies. Find out more on our Refworks information pages

Theses

Use the advanced keyword search on the Library Catalogue Plus and set the material type to ‘thesis’ to search for Keele theses held in the Library.

ETHOS
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Index to Theses
A searchable listing of these with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.

NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.

PhDData
An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

Other Useful Online Sources

Other Useful Links

Students may find some of the sites below useful or interesting. Links to other social science websites which may be of potential use can be found here

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Collection of public domain documents from American and English literature and western philosophy.

Directory of Open Access Repositories
Browsable and searchable list of academic open access research repositories.

Archives Hub
Descriptions of archives held in UK universities and colleges.

Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: An Annotated Bibliography

This is an extensive annotated listing of recent work in philosophy, organised by topic and subtopic.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online - InfoTrac
Eighteenth Century Collections Online is a vast digital library of some 150,000 books printed in Great Britain.

EpistemeLinks
EpistemeLinks includes over 19,000 categorized links to philosophy resources on the Internet.

Google Books
Extracts from some philosophical works are available from the Google books site.

Google Scholar
Enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature.

Project Gutenberg
Large collection of freely available online texts in all subjects, especially literature.

Voice of the Shuttle
A gateway for humanities research, with a lot of free philosophy related content.