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Philosophy: Philosophy eresources

This guide highlights the key philosophy eresources including:

  • ejournals
  • databases
  • ebooks
  • Other websites

Starting points to free Philosophy Resources

  • Erratic Impact: philosophy research: Many useful links organised by topic.
  • Voice of the Shuttle: Philosophy  - Useful section on individual philosophers as well as more general resources.

Students using computers

Finding journal articles and papers

These are the important and popular eresources to find journal articles and papers and other publications for Philosophy. You can also browse a list of all databases.


Encyclopedia - use these for background information on your topic

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:

Downloading ebooks

You can download all or part of an ebook to your PC or mobile device.

From the 1st November 2017 users will need the free Adobe Digital Editions software to be able download a Dawsonera ebook (both PDFs and ePubs) onto a PC or a laptop. You can download it here.

Finding Podcasts and Videos

  • Philosophy Bites (also on iTunes) David Edond 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, Islamic, Jewish, and medieval history.
  • Wi-Phi Accessible video introductions to philosophy
  • IaI TV Free collection of debates and talks including some on philosophy
  • Philosophy TV Videos of debates between leading philosophers
  • In Our Time: Philosophy - Recordings of the philosophy discussion programme on BBC Radio 4
  • TED talks (also on iTunes) A collection of TED talks on philosophical topics

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