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Core Databases

Access the essential databases for Philosophy and Religious Studies. For more, see the Philosophy and Religious Studies Subject Guide.

Comprehensive List

Access the recommended databases for Philosophy and Religious Studies. For more, see the Philosophy and Religious Studies Subject Guide.

  • Academic Search Complete:
    An all-inclusive scholarly and multidisciplinary database. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; KYVL; ( + )
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book:
    Over 4000 scholarly books in the humanities. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Anthropological Literature (Steely Reference):
    Citations to articles in anthropology, 1989-2008. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Anthropology Plus:
    For comprehensive research in anthropology (limited full text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Art Index:
    Essential for art history research (limited full text). Citation only; Visual materials; ( + )
  • Biography Index (Steely Reference):
    Index to biographical materials in books and magazines, 1946-1984. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Biography Reference Bank:
    An extensive biography database. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1905-1982. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest Plus:
    Book reviews from periodicals. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Index (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1965-2009. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Digital Commons Network:
    Access to scholarly journal articles and research. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Books:
    A directory of open-access books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Journals:
    Definitive index to peer-reviewed, open-access journals. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Dissertations and Theses:
    Comprehensive access to dissertations and theses worldwide. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • E-Journals:
    Citations from EBSCO ejournals (limited full-text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Essay and General Literature Index (Steely Reference):
    Citations to humanities and social sciences articles, 1900-1984. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Humanities Abstracts:
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; ( + )
  • Humanities Index (Steely Reference):
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Index Islamicus:
    Citations to literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Citation only; ( + )
  • Johns Hopkins Online Guide to Literary Theory:
    A guide to literary critics and schools of thought. Full text included; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )
  • MasterFILE Premier:
    General reference materials (mostly for public libraries). Recommended for general topics; Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • MLA International Bibliography:
    The quintessential literature and language database. Citation only; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations:
    American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations (free):
    Open access to American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • :
    A comprehensive philosophy database (limited full-text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Project MUSE:
    Over 600 full-text scholarly humanities journals. Full text included; ( + )
  • SSRN (Social Science Research Network):
    Access articles in 30 social science disciplines. Full text included; Open access; ( + )