Selected resources useful for philosophical research.
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2013
Find overviews of topics, philosophers, schools of thought--including lists of the best articles and books to consult for further research.
- PhilPapers: Online Research in Philosophy
A comprehensive directory of online philosophy articles and books by academic philosophers. Monitors journals in many areas of philosophy, as well as archives and personal webpages. Also accepts articles directly from professional authors, who can provide links or upload copies.
The most comprehensive index of articles available from the library--over a half-billion articles from nearly 100,000 journals, newspapers and magazines, in all subjects, including philosophy, with "MGet It" links to full text. Like Google for the library's online content, but without the ads!
- Google Scholar (with "Availability at UMichigan" links)
Search engine for scholarly works, with "Availability at UMichigan" links (powered by "MGet It") that connect to full text, automated searching of U-M's Mirlyn catalog, automated completion of requests for delivery services, etc.
- The Philosopher's Index
Indexing and authors' abstracts for books and articles from over 400 journals of philosophy and related interdisciplinary fields, from 1940 to the present.
Catalog of the U-M University Library, with over 7,000,000 volumes (Worldwide Internet access)
- Tanner Library Catalog
Catalog of the U-M Philosophy Department's non-circulating collection of 5,500 books (nearly all of which are also available at the U-M University Library, where they can be checked out).
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