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Philosophy: Finding Journals

Subject guide for Philosophy

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Why use journals

Journals are generally more current than books and more specific in their focus. Many academic journals are peer-reviewed, meaning they are evaluated by other experts in the same field before publication. This makes them a good quality source of academic information.

You can access thousands of journals through the Library, most of these online: we subscribe to over 77,000 journals electronically. 

Finding online articles

Library Search

Library Search

Journal Databases


JSTOR (Journal STORage) gives access to (A) the full text of the complete back files of important scholarly journals, generally from the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent three years, and, (B) 800+ e-book titles from a wide variety of disciplines published digitally by university presses from 2013. All content can be searched at once; searches can also be limited via the 'Content Type' limit.   

Project MuseProject Muse

E- journal and e-book platform offering access to scholarly titles from several American university presses in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Those e-journals Warwick has access to are marked with a green ticked circle. When browsing subject collections use the 'Only content I have full access to box'. Warwick has access to the Project Muse open access e-books.    

PhilPapers: Online Research in Philosophy

PhilPapers is a comprehensive directory of online philosophical articles and books by academic philosophers. It monitors journals in many areas of philosophy, as well as archives and personal pages. PhilPapers offers real-time indexing of pre-prints, classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums. PhilPapers also accepts articles directly from users, who can provide links or upload copies. Some features require that you sign in first, but creating an account is easy and free.     

Philosopher's Index

A bibliographic database with author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. WebBridge links help you to link out to find Warwick’s full-text content. The literature covered goes back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters and book reviews. Indexes over 550 journals.

Web Bridge

Library databases will often show a link to the PDF or full text of the article which you can download or print. However, there may be occasions where the full text is not available from within the particular database you are searching

In this case you will need to click on the WebBridge link or icon webbridge icon

WebBridge searches across our other databases and subscriptions to try and locate the article for you. Our finding full text guide PDF Documentshows you how WebBridge works

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar 
broadly searches the web for scholarly literature across disciplines and source types: journal articles, theses etc. from publisher websites and institutional repositories.

Find out more on the Library website here.

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For items not available in the library, use our document supply service for digitisations and inter-library loans.