Skip to Main Content

Resources for My Subject

History and Philosophy of Science: Researching a Topic

Finding online material

To find a journal article online, type the author surname and some keywords from the article title into iDiscover

  • follow the link provided to access the full text.

If the article is not available via check whether the journal is available online for the relevant date:

  • search for the journal title in the A-Z list

If the relevant year is covered, click on the link to the journal and navigate to the article.

N.B. Not all journals are fully available online.

If the year you need is not available online, search for the journal title in iDiscover to find a hard copy.



Use iDiscover or an abstract and indexing database such as Web of Science or Scopus to search for authors or topic keywords in your area of interest.

Library staff are happy to help you get started with searching for material if you need it - please come and ask.


Google Scholar is a popular and useful resource to find academic material on a wide range of subjects, often linking to the full text. Use the University of Cambridge

However, please note that Google Scholar doesn't include everything. Use it alongside other services such as Web of Science and Scopus to check that you're not missing out on important material not accessible via Google.

If Google Scholar leads you a resource that asks you to pay for access to the full text, always check that there isn't access via another route before paying. Library staff will be happy to help you with this if necessary.

Finding offline publications

E-resource Help

For questions about e-resources, (journals, ebooks, databases)  see these Frequently Asked Questions. Whipple Library are also happy to help.

Research Data Management and Issues


© Cambridge University Libraries | Accessibility | Privacy policy | Log into LibApps