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This guide overviews the general resources available at or through Baylor University Libraries for students of Philosophy.
Provides indexing and abstracts of journal articles, books, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews published worldwide since 1940. For access to the scholarly journal literature of Philosophy, this index is the most important available. Topics covered include aesthetics, axiology, philosophy of education, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, logic, metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, metaphilosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of science, social philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. Most useful for researchers of philosophical topics, this resource is also worth consulting for researchers in systematic theology (e.g. Augustinian studies, Scholastic theology, Barthian studies), apologetics and philosophical theology, religious ethics/moral theology, and western intellectual history. Contains some full text. Comparatively limited (but effective) search features: does not have a scholarly journals limiter but does provide document type and linked full-text limiters, as well as a publication search feature (enabling searches within the contents of specified journal titles). EBSCOhost.
Provides full-text access to an electronic index with incredibly broad, multi-disciplinary journal subject coverage that is primarily (though not exclusively) religion and philosophy focused. Subject coverage includes topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, geography, health and medicine, sociology, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Indexes hundreds of journal titles, the majority of which are scholarly journals. Most full-text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned in color. Good retrospective full-text coverage, going back in some cases as far as 1924. EBSCOhost.
Provides full-text access to the contents of journals, book series, conference proceedings, and other publications in applied ethics, philosophy, religious studies, and related disciplines. Essentially this product brings together and makes accessible in one place, the contents of all titles distributed by the Philosophy Documentation Center. Titles subscribed by BU Libraries are full text accessible (retrospective to full text accessible or retrospective only full text accessible) unsubscribed titles are citation accessible only. The opening link defaults to a display page listing all titles available from the service. However, the resource is keyword searchable. And in "Advanced Search" mode (displayed only after a simple search has been run), title, text, author and abstract search options are available as well as a date range limiter. Dwarfed in coverage scope by the Philosopher's Index, this resource does have some unique content (though PI overlaps the majority of coverage and provides a more substantial amount). Though not a first consult resource, still worth consulting for the researcher requiring comprehensive results. Philosophy Documentation Center.
Provides access to an electronically searchable international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world, covering history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literatures of Islamica. Includes materials published by Western orientalists, social scientists, and Muslims writing in European languages. Useful to, researchers of Islam and Islamic civilizations, Arabic studies, Middle Eastern civilizations, Jewish studies, and Philosophy. Coverage: 1906 - present. Search options are basic, does not include a scholarly journals filter or scripture search feature. Some full text accessibility. Does not include abstracts.EBSCOhost.
Provides comprehensive indexing to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Titles include Contemporary Jewry, Holy Land Studies, Jewish Culture & History, Journal of Palestine Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature, and many more. Most references are not found in standard periodical literature guides. Intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs. Journal coverage dates back as far as 1988. Search options are basic, does not include a scholarly journals filter or scripture search feature. Some full text accessibility. Does not include abstracts. EBSCOHost.
Indexes comprehensively scholarly and non-scholarly journals in religion and theology. This resource is a definite "must consult" for those undertaking bibliographic research in Christian religious studies. One of the oldest continuing indexes of religious journal literature, its retrospective journal coverage goes back as far as 1949 and in some cases to the 19th century. The breadth and depth of its coverage renders this index extremely versatile. Its content and search features make it relevant for research in a number of religion specific areas including Biblical Studies, Church history, Systematic Theology, Philosophical Theology, and Ministry studies, as well as denomination specific research. Full-text access is frequently available. Abstracting is spare, but does appear in the occasional record. EBSCOhost.
Indexes essays and chapters in single and multi-author collections, plus selected annuals and serials. It includes publications from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, covering 1900 through 1984.
Provides online, full-text access to journals published by SAGE Publishers to which Baylor University Libraries subscribe. Covers a broad range of academic disciplines: humanities, social sciences, biomedical sciences, materials science, health sciences, life sciences. Supports keyword and advanced (Boolean) search or browse by discipline. SAGE.
Indexes articles from English-language periodicals from 1907 to 1984. Includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous, lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Content from H.W. Wilson's International Index and Social Science and Humanities Index included.
Provides citations and abstracts of, peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patents, and quality web sources as far back as 1823. Includes 4 collections: life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences and humanities. Search documents, authors, or affiliation. Advanced search uses Boolean operators and codes. Limitable by facets. Provides related articles and citation information. Customizable personal accounts. Part of the SciVerse system.
Provides online access to important scholarly journals and books in many different disciplines. For journals, JSTOR mainly serves an archival function, it contains recent issues for some titles, but for most titles the available issues are two years old or more. Can be searched by author, title, or keyword, with limits available for discipline, dates, language, type of publication, and publication title. No subject access is provided, so use other databases for subject searching.
Provides searching and full-text access to scholarly journals from a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations (university presses, scholarly societies, historical associations, and religious communities). Browse journals by individual title or by subject groupings, or search for articles by author, title, subject, etc. Limits by year, article type (review, poetry, drama, fiction), date, and language of article. Project Muse/Johns Hopkins University Press.
Indexes the scholarly and scientific literature in open access journals (journals which do not charge the individual or the institution a subscription fee but make their content freely available). Journals indexed must be peer-reviewed or have editorial quality control and report results of research to a scholarly community to be included in the indexing. Access to full text varies by journal. All languages and subjects are covered. Search for articles by keyword (with Boolean "and/or/not" connectors), search journals by title, or browse journals by broad subject categories. DOAJ, Lund University Library (Sweden).