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Philosophy for Continuing Education: Oxford's online resources

A guide for students of Philosophy at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education

Oxford's Online Resources

Oxford subscribes to a wide range of online resources which are available to students with an Oxford Single Sign on (SSO) from home.    To browse the full list of these resources use the Databases A-Z

If you do not have an Oxford Single Sign on (SSO) please see the 'Free online resources' tab.

If you are looking for a specific ebook or articles please see the tabs for 'books' or 'journals' instead.

Please find below information about resources including 

  • Online tools for literature searching
  • Key bibliographical databases
  • Key full text databases


Online resources for literature searching

You can search for books, articles, conference papers, other publications and dissertations using SOLO, Google Scholar or Bibliographical Databases.   Below you will find some brief notes about each of these tools followed by a list of bibliographical databases for Philosophy.   For a more detailed comparison of the pros and cons of SOLO, Google Scholar and Bibliographical Databases as literature searching tools please see the 'Search Tips' tab.

Key Bibliographical Databases

Bibliographic databases index the titles and abstracts of journal articles, books and conference papers. They are useful for conducting a structured literature search across a large range of publications.

Full text databases

Encyclopaedias & dictionaries

Oxford Bibliographies Online