Reference Management tools
File Syncing Programs
Read-later and archiving
Notetaking & writing
Journal content alerts
RSS feed readers
There is also a guide to more research tools.
Welcome to the guide for philosophy researchers at the University of Cambridge. Here you'll find links to a whole range of useful services and resources for your research. You may also find this how to conduct a literature review guide useful.
Finding books and journals
iDiscover is a resource discovery tool that searches books, ejournals, ebooks and databases. You could also use the library catalogue, Newton if you prefer. More information on philosophy collections and making book requests is available here.
Finding Philosophy eresources
This provides links to the main philosophy databases which cover philosophical journals and books, as well as A-Z lists of databases and ejournals.
Finding theses and dissertations
This provides links to databases giving details of UK and international dissertations. There are also MPhil theses and extended essays available at the Issue desk to consult in the library.
Finding special collections
Janus is the search engine for the University of Cambridge archives. The University holds the papers of various Cambridge philosophers including Wittgenstein, Moore, Ramsay and Sidgwick. The Directory of HPS-related special collections also lists the locations of papers of a number of philosophers.
How to reference
Guide to referencing and citation tools.
How to keep up to date with new publications
Tools such as alerts and RSS feeds.