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First Philosophy: FYS 100: Finding Articles

Using Specific Databases

Use the Journal Locator to find the journals to which the Library subscribes such as the Journal of Philosophy, or journals pertaining to Religion and Philosophy.

How should I search in a database?


Journal and magazine articles can be found using the following electronic databases, by conducting a keyword search or using subject headings.

 Academic Search Complete
A large multidisciplinary database covering many different topics, including philosophy, and many articles are full-text going back as far as 1887.

​is a shared digital library that includes the full-text of more than 2,000 academic journals, dating back to the first volume published.

 ATLA Religion Database
This database is the definitive index for religious and theological literature. It is an essential resource for researchers and students in theology as well as social sciences, history, and humanities. Coverage 1949-present. 

 Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective
Is a bibliographic database that incudes citations to over a million articles covering the years 1907-1984,

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PLEASE NOTE: If you feel you are not getting the materials you need using the databases listed above, please ask for help at the Reference Desk or check out our Complete List of Library Databases.