Databases: philosophy

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Arts & Humanities Full Text *

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Description

This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre, and Cultural Studies. It is designed to complement the following indexes:

Coverage

From the 1970s to the present day

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

 

ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts)

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database 
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Description

ASSIA contains worldwide English language coverage of journal articles, conference papers and book reviews in the fields of applied social sciences and health.

Coverage

Coverage from 1987 onwards, with records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries.

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Publisher

Proquest

 

 

British Education Index

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
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Description

The British Education Index covers research, policy, and practice in education and training in the UK, with particular strengths in evaluation and assessment, technology, and SEN. Sources include journal articles, books, reports, series, and conference papers.

Coverage

Over 300 education and training journals from 1975 onwards.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

British Humanities Index

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database 
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Description

An international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities and arts. The British Humanities Index indexes over 370 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines, as well as quality newspapers published in the United Kingdom, the United States, and other English-speaking countries.

Coverage

Coverage from 1962 onwards.

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Publisher

Proquest

 

 

Cambridge Journals Online *

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Description

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive contains the full text from 170 journals, from volume 1, issue 1 to 1996. Please note, we only subscribe to the latest issues of some of the journals. Subjects covered include: science and technology, animal science, agriculture, ecology and conservation, history, law, language, linguistics and literature, mathematics and computer science, medicine, music and drama, philosophy and religion, physical sciences, and politics and economics.

Guide

Video overview of Cambridge Journals Online

Publisher

Cambridge via JISC

 

 

CCO: Philosophy, Religion and Cultural Studies

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Description

Cambridge Companions Online is the electronic version of the Cambridge Companions book series, and provides introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods in the subject areas of literature, philosophy, classics, religion, and cultural studies.

The philosophy, religion and culture sub collection includes essays which are intended to serve as reference works for an interdisciplinary audience of students and non-specialists.
Addressing topics and figures ranging from Plato through Kant to Habermas, and philosophical movements such as the Scottish Enlightenment and German Idealism, this online collection contains over 1,000 downloadable essays taken from the Cambridge Companions to philosophy, religion and culture.

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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

 

 

 

 

Early European Books Online *

Early European Books Online

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Description

Collections 1-4 contain the full text of works in all major European languages, printed in the cities which led the explosion of the print industry in the early modern era, such as Nuremberg, Basel, Leiden, Paris and Venice. This breadth of scope gives a wide-ranging overview of the intellectual life and historical upheavals of early modern Europe.

Coverage

The collections contain the founding works of modern sciences such as botany, anatomy and astrology, together with accounts of travel, exploration and warfare, and influential works of literature, philosophy and humanist thought. Works from Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Dante, Galileo, Descartes, Spinoza, and many others, are included in the collections.

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

 

IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences)

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database.
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Description

The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences focuses mainly on politics, sociology, economics and anthropology and is one of the world's largest social-science databases.

Coverage

The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences indexes over 2,800 journals from 1951 onwards and adds over 7,000 books annually.

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

Index to Theses

Index to Theses has changed its name to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

 

 

JSTOR *

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Description

UWE subscribes to the JSTOR multidisciplinary Arts and Sciences Collections I,II,III,V,VII and VIII. This incorporates access to a scholarly archive of over 1,000 full-text electronic journals in the following fields: history, economics, archaeology, classics, sociology, Asian, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Slavic studies, political science, music, film studies, performing arts, mathematics, ecology, psychology, business, art, architecture, language, literature, law, religion and public policy. These existing collections are complemented by the Ireland Collection which incorporates manuscripts, monographs and journals on Irish arts, humanities and sciences with materials that span from the 1780s to the present.

Coverage

Various coverage 1861-2007.

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Publisher

JSTOR

 

 

Nexis

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Description

Full text database including UK national and regional newspapers and trade press plus many newspapers and magazines published worldwide.

Also includes full-text information covering companies, industries, market surveys, countries, and people.

Coverage

A range of European language titles are covered; other worldwide sources are English language.

Please note the latest month of The Financial Times is not available on Nexis. Please use the Library's print copy instead.

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Publisher

Lexis Nexis Butterworths

 

 

Philosopher's Index

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
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Description

The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy.

Coverage

The literature covered goes back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters and book reviews.

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Publisher

Proquest

 

 

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

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  • This database provides thesis citations and abstracts, not full text. Full text might be available through the British Library Ethos service, or via inter-library loan
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Description

This database was formerly known as Index to Theses, it is the most comprehensive available record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The collection offers the most comprehensive available listing of theses, with abstracts, accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.

Coverage

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Business
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Health & Medicine
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: History
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Literature & Language
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Science & Technology
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Social Sciences
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: The Arts

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

PsycBOOKS *

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  • More than 60% of the currently published books in this database are included in the main library search
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Description

PsycBOOKS® is a full-text database that provides access to APA’s 3,733 scholarly titles (55,598 chapters) within psychology and its sub-fields. It includes recently published APA content along with an expansive backfile that includes classic works dating back to the 17thcentury. Its relevance to the present day along with a comprehensive view of the past makes PsycBOOKS a crucial research tool for the behavioural sciences.

Coverage

Over 3,900 books dating back to the 17th century. Updated monthly.

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Publisher

EBSCO / American Psychological Association

 

 

PsycINFO

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database.
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Description

The American Psychological Association's PsycINFO® database is the comprehensive international bibliographic database of psychology. It contains citations and summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports, all in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, etc. Journal coverage, spanning 1806 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,450 periodicals from more than 49 countries. Over 80,000 records are added annually through weekly updates. More than 36 million references in over 870,000 journal articles, books, and book chapters; retrospective to 2001 and earlier, where available; more than 3.2 million references from 1920 to 2000.

Coverage

Includes nursing, psychology, medicine, sociology, pharmacology, physiology and linguistics.

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Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Description

An encyclopedia containing over 2,000 articles. Regularly updated. 25,000 hot-linked cross-references between articles; editorially defined links to other philosophy resources; a comprehensive conceptual organisation of key terms, themes and names; and articles organised by theme, philosophical traditions by region, religious traditions, and period.

Coverage

Subject matter includes Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental and contemporary philosophy.

Publisher

Routledge/Taylor and Francis

 

 

 

 

 

 

SocINDEX

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
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Description

Produced in the United States, the SocINDEX sociology research database contains over 2,000,000 records on sociology and related social research disciplines from around the world. It indexes journals, books, conference papers and selected dissertations. Specific subject areas covered include criminology, ethnic and racial studies, gender studies, rural and urban sociology, social psychology, social work, sociological research, substance abuse, and violence.

Coverage

1895 to present.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

Sociological Abstracts

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
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Description

Indexes journal articles and conference proceedings from over 1,500 journals in the field of sociology and related disciplines.

Coverage

1974 to present

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

The Times Digital Archive

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Description

The Times Digital Archive provides convenient access to an extraordinary library of back issues of this renowned newspaper online.
By taking the microfilm collection of The Times (London) and producing a high-resolution digital format with searchable images, The Times Digital Archive represents unprecedented access to one of the most highly regarded resources for the study of 18th century history and onward.

Coverage

Coverage from 1785 to 2010

Publisher

Thomson/Gale

 

 

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

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Description

The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2009 is a complete online facsimile edition of every issue of one of the most comprehensive literary publications of the 20th century. Founded in 1902, the Times Literary Supplement has been known over the past 100 years for its fine writing, literary discoveries and insightful debate, making this digital archive an essential resource for anyone studying, or supporting the study of, modern literature, humanities and culture.
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Coverage

1902 to 2009.

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Publisher

Cengage

 

 

 

Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge) *

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  • Use the library search (full text and citations) to search for full text and citations from this and many other databases

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Description

A single search resource covering a number of citation indices, of particular use to researchers looking for journal impact factors and details of how an article has been cited in other publications.

Coverage

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present)  
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present) 
  • BIOSIS Citation IndexSM
  • Journal Citation Reports (1997-2010)

Publisher

Thomson Scientific.

 

 

 

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