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Providing indexing and abstracts from philosophy books and journals, The Philosopher's Index monitors over 550 journals from more than 40 countries and is updated quarterly.
Find full text for leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences, as well as scholarly eBooks. Most journals provide content from the first year of publication through 3 years ago.
PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online
PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.
"EthicShare is a research and collaboration website designed to help you do research, share, collaborate, and participate in the field of ethics. It was developed and is currently maintained by the University of Minnesota Libraries as a free service to the community."
Noesis: Philosophical Research Online
*currently down* Created by a professor of philosophy at University of Evanstown, this free, web-based search engine uses Google custom search technology to provide "a limited area search filter for open access, academic philosophy on Internet."
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