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Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find what you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

Request materials online via:

Selected Databases

  • Philosopher's Index
    Coverage: 1940-Present. Updated: Quarterly. Index and abstracts covering scholarly research in areas of philosophy, published in journals and books since 1940. Includes international journals.Simultaneous user limit:4
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy contains articles written by international experts across the discipline of philosophy. Coverage comprises Anglo-American, ethical, political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental, and contemporary philosophy.
    Updated: Quarterly.
  • Humanities Full Text
    Coverage: 1984-Present. Updated: Daily. Full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines. Also includes: feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more.
    Updated: Continually. Archive images and full text of scholarly journals. Subscription provides access to over 80 philosophy journals.
  • Project Muse
    Project Muse provides full-text access to articles in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
    Updated: Continually.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
existential* AND (Sartre OR "de Beauvoir")
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Databases are basically just search engines for articles on specific subjects.


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