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Philosophy: Philosophy eresources

This guide highlights the key philosophy eresources including:

  • ejournals
  • databases
  • ebooks
  • Other websites

Reference works

Use these for background information on your topic.

Finding newspapers

Information on finding newspaper articles is available from the:

Newspaper Libguide

Key databases for Philosophy

Databases allow you to search across a range of different journals, books and other publications for information on a specific topic. Below is a list of the main Philosophy databases.

You can also browse a list of all databases.

Other useful websites

These websites provide a useful starting point to free philosophy resources online:

Finding ebooks & ejournals

You can also use iDiscover to search for an ebook or ejournal. Just enter all or part of the title then click 'Search'.

You can also browse:


  • Philosophy Bites (also on iTunes) David Edmond and Nigel Warburton give short interviews with philosophers on various topics.
  • History of Philosophy without Any Gaps (also on iTunes). Peter Adamson’s podcasts covering classical, late antique, Islamic and Jewish, and medieval philosophy.
  • Wi-Phi Accessible video introductions to philosophy.
  • TED talks (also on iTunes) A collection of TED talks on philosophical topics.
  • Philosophy TV Videos of debates between leading philosophers.
  • IaI TV Free collection of debates and talks including some on philosophy.
  • In Our Time: Philosophy Recordings of the philosophy discussion programme on BBC Radio 4.