in the Department of Philosophy and Religion

Scholarly Resources About Which Every Graduate Student Should Know

(Arranged Alphabetically)

Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO)

A comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century microfilm set, which has aimed to include every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800. Accessible through the J.D.Williams Library Webpage (under databases)


Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

A peer-reviewed online encyclopedia based at the University of Tennessee at Martin.


J.D. Williams Library

As surprising at it may seem, our library is actually a great resource! If you ever have a research question, or if you think of a book that the Library should purchase, send an email to our department’s extremely competent Librarian Contact, Christina Torbert ( Christina has already created a Library Subject Guide for Philosophy that features links to many library and internet resources: Finally, remember that graduate students have access to Inter-Library Loan services, which is a great way to get books and journal articles that are not physically housed on the Oxford campus.


Notre Dame Philosophical Review

NDPR is the preeminent venue for book reviews of contemporary work. You can subscribe to have the reviews delivered to your email inbox.


Oxford Bibliographies Online

A set of high-quality library subject guides.  Requires subscription for full access.


Perseus Project

This website has online, searchable versions of all major classical texts in translation and in the original languages.


Philosophers Index

This database contains searchable bibliographic information on every philosophy journal article and book written since 1940. Accessible through the J.D.Williams Library Webpage (under databases)


Philosophy Compass

Publishes high quality invited and peer reviewed articles that often provide excellent overviews of current and important philosophical topics and problems. Accessible through the J.D. Williams Library Webpage (under journals)



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. It also accepts articles directly from users, who can provide links or upload copies.


Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

This work is available as an ebook through the J.D. Williams Library catalog.


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

SEP is always a helpful place to launch an initial investigation of a particular philosophical topic or figure. All the articles are written by established, well-respected philosophers, and, perhaps more importantly, each article ends with a short bibliography that identifies the most widely cited works most relevant to the entry.