Research Resources for Philosophy

Philosophy Encyclopaedias

  1. SEP (Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy)
  2. IEP (Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy)


  1. Philosopher’s Index (via EBSCOHost)
    The Philosopher’s Index is a bibliographic database that also provides author-written abstracts in all major areas of philosophy. More than 540,000 records are drawn from over 1600 publications and include print and electronic journals, books, anthologies, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews.
  2. Oxford Bibliographies Online
    Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. For each topic there is an article with an introduction written by a top scholar in the field and an authoritative guide to the current scholarship with original commentary and annotations by top scholars.
  3. Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and the humanities. The index provides access to bibliographic information and cited references. It is also searchable by keyword, author and citation. This database is part of the Web of Science set of citation indexes.
  4. ProQuest Digital Dissertations & Theses
    The Dissertation Abstracts database is the single, authoritative source of doctoral dissertations and master’s theses from over 1,000 accredited North American graduate schools and European universities.
  5. PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online
    PhilPapers is an indexing service maintained by a community of philosophers. The index is supplemented by an open access archive. There are links to extant online content and friendly categorisation to help with searching.
  6. JSTOR
    JSTOR is a full-text database that offers retrospective access to journal articles, in some cases, dating back to the 1800s. Another unique feature of JSTOR is that it displays images, graphs and charts that were originally presented in the article (unlike databases which only preserves the text). However, JSTOR does not offer access to the most recent articles published.
  7. Oxford Scholarship Online
    OSO provides full-text access to over 10,000 academic titles in 20 subject areas including philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, and social work.
  8. Oxford Handbooks Online
    Oxford Handbooks Online provides over 430 handbook titles in the subject areas of Philosophy; Political Science; Linguistics; Criminology and Criminal Justice; History; Religion; Literature; Psychology; Business and Management; Economics and Finance; and Law; etc.​
  9. Cambridge Histories Online
    Cambridge Histories Online provides access to over 300 volumes of the Cambridge Histories series published since 1960. It covers 15 different subjects in American history; British history; economic history; general history; history of science; history of the book; language and linguistics; literary studies; music; philosophy; political and social theory; regional history; religious studies; theatre studies and performing arts; and warfare.
This list is compiled by your Philosophy Librarian, Ms Ng Kiak Peng. Email her @ for research assistance.