Philosophy

Subject Librarian
email Gerald Burke

emailgburke@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3592
location_onUniversity Library: LI-305

Key Databases

The Philosopher's Index

Produced by Philosopher's Information center. The database contains over 213,000 bibliographic citations with author abstracts in the fifteen fields of philosophy and covers over 480 journals from 38 countries in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, and Japanese.

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Coverage:
1940 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
4 simultaneous users
philpapers

Extensive index and full-text of articles and books by academic philosophers in all areas of philosophy, also includes extensive open access articles.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Religion & Philosophy Collection

Containing nearly 300 full-text journal s, this database covers topics such as world religious, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

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Coverage:
varies with individual titles
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
WorldCat Classic

Collection of all the FirstSearch databases subscribed to by the University Libraries including ArticleFirst, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, World Almanac, WorldCat, and some subject databases.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (Series 1-5 via EBSCO)

Provides digital access to a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. Subjects include: culture and the arts and literature, music, religion, women's studies, history, science, and more. For a more comprehensive access to the AAS historical periodicals, the vendor GALE provides access to additional titles and has added an additional volume (volume 6): https://library.albany.edu/dbfinder/resource.php?id=4288

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Coverage:
17th - 20th Centuries
Updated:
no updates, static archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 -EEBO contains over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard and Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661), and the Early English Tract Supplement.

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Coverage:
1473-1700
Updated:
Infrequently
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Humanities Source

Humanities Source provides full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities. Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more. Humanities Source is a valuable collection for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities. Full text for over 1,520 journals.

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Coverage:
1907 - Present
Updated:
continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming video service that offers over 26,000 films from over 800 leading producers such as Criterion Collection, New Day Films, The Great Courses, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber and First Run Features.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Nineteenth Century US Newspapers

19th Century U.S. Newspapers is a full-text searchable database of primary sources consisting of more than 500 newspapers and 1.8 million pages. Coverage spans the entire 19th century, a time of extraordinary change socially, politically and culturally. Every aspect of society and every region of the nation is found in the archive — rural and urban, large cities and small towns, coast to coast, etc. Includes major newspapers as well as those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women's rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy, and other groups and interests.

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Coverage:
19th Century
Updated:
No updates: Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Past Masters

Full text database of 16 philosophers along with Jane Austen's Complete Works and Letters, Ralph Waldo Emerson's Collected Works and Early Letters, and Mary Shelley's Novels and Selected Works. These authoritative editions are in both original languages and English translations.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Irregularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Times Literary Supplement Digital Archive

The TLS is one of the world’s leading journals for literature and ideas. Every week it publishes book reviews, book extracts, essays, and poems from leading writers from around the world. It covers far more than just literature, featuring major articles on subjects from anthropology to zoology, philosophy to politics, comedy to psychology. Each week they also review the latest in fiction, film, opera, theatre, dance, radio, and television.

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Coverage:
6 January - Present
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users