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The Philosophers Index – HSSE Featured Database

April 26th, 2021

Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring the Philosopher’s Index, brought to you by Ovid.


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Focus: This database is an Ovid resource, which provides informative author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in the fifteen fields of philosophy, published in journals and books since 1940. Records cite journal articles, books, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews.


Why you should know this database: This is a bibliographic database designed to help researchers easily find publications of interest in the field of philosophy. It contains over 650,000 records from publications that date back to 1940 and originate from 139 countries in 37 languages.

Quick tip: On the search page at the top of the screen, you will see a section that lists all of the terms and limits you searched. If you would like to save any of your searches, you can click on those items, then click on the save button. It will next ask you to choose a name to save your search. If you want to access this search later, you can click on the view saved button and select the search you would like to use.

Related Resources:
PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online: