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Philosophy: Articles

This is a guide of librarian-recommended resources for research in philosophy.

Using journal articles

Most current analytical philosophical literature is published in scholarly journal articles. You might need to use journal articles in a research paper to support your argument. 

Getting full text

When you search any of the library's databases or use the "Quick Search" you may have to go through a few steps to find the full-text of the articles you need. If you don't see a direct link to the full text of the article, go through the following steps:

  • Click the "Find It@UW" button  FindIt@UW
  • If a full-text copy is available, a link to the article appears
  • If no online copy is available, you may order the article by clicking the "Request It" buttonRequest It

Core article databases

The databases below contain mostly scholarly journal articles, but may also include book chapters, conference papers, whole books, dissertations, and perhaps other formats. Check with your professor to see what you should use in a paper.