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Indexes and provides abstracts from books and journals covering philosophy and related fields. Topics covered include ethics, aesthetics, logic, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics as well as the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.
Religion & Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost)
Indexes and includes full-text for more than 300 journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, covering topics related to theology and philosophical studies. Specific topics covered include: world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Religion and Philosophy Collection (Gale)
InfoTrac Religion & Philosophy features a custom selection of more than 250 magazines and academic journals covering religion and the related areas of philosophy, archaeology and anthropology.
Humanities Abstracts covers topics including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and much more. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and reviews.
Other Databases to Try
JSTOR Arts & Sciences
Full-text archives of more than 1300 scholarly journals across all disciplines, some of which date from the 19th century. One excellent use of a JSTOR search is when you are seeking a unusual phrase or wanting 19th century or early 20th-century scholarly articles; broader search results can be overwhelming. However, the other databases will lead you to JSTOR as appropriate, when the article is held in the full-text archive.
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for academic research including journal articles, books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and other scholarly material.
Using the library links ensures that you don't have to pay for articles. Just use the "Find it @ WOU" link located to the right of or below the article (you need to use the expand arrows to see it when it is below the article).
Films on Demand: Philosophy & Religion
A direct link into the listing of streaming educational videos for Philosophy & Religion. Distributed by Films Media Group, licensed for viewing, linking, etc. by current WOU students, faculty and staff anytime, anywhere.
Reader's Guide Full-Text Mega
Virtually every aspect of modern life is covered in Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega, which features indexing for 460 periodicals from 1983 to the present, as well as full-text articles from more than 260 journals dating 1994 to the present. Articles provide access to illustrations, photographs and other original graphical data. Content is also constantly being added, as the database is updated on a daily basis to incorporate the latest information.
Primary Source Texts Online
Digital Book Index: a union catalog of electronic books, texts, & documents
An index to the major electronic book sites as well as to thousands of smaller, specialized sites. Provides access to more than 100,000 titles, most of which are free.
Online Books Page
The Online Books Page is a website hosted by the University of Pennsylvania that facilitates access to books that are freely readable on the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. Major parts of the site include: An index listing of thousands of freely available online books, pointers to significant directories and archives of online texts, special exhibits of particularly interesting classes of online books.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium
Provides full-text for reference books on many disciplines, including for religion and philosophy: brief identifications to extensive interpretive essays on topics from the world's major religious and philosophical traditions. Other reference works for mythology & folklore, history, sciences, languages, and literature.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides online access to the full-text of 25 major reference books in various academic disciplines. Gale also provides a few titles in an alternate interface, The Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society, Encyclopedia of Religion, andWest's Encyclopedia of American Law.
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