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Also known as "Scholarly Articles," "Peer-Reviewed Articles," or "Academic Articles," these are:
  • Written and reviewed by scholars and provide new research, analysis, or information about a specific topic.
  • Usually focused on a narrow subject or a single case study
  • Intended for an academic audience


The following databases are a good place to find information on the field of philosophy.

 Unlike journal articles, scholarly books:
  •  Are written on a broader, general subject
  •   May contain a collection of related chapters by different authors
  •   Contain less recent information
Remember: you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!



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Project Vox – Sponsored by Duke University, “Project Vox concerns an important, relatively recent, scholarly development in philosophy: the acknowledgement that a number of early modern women have been unjustly ignored in our narratives of the history of philosophy.”

Philosopher’s Imprint – Philosopher’s Imprint is sponsored by the University of Michigan and targets those may be in the field of academia yet also seeks to reach out to non-academic readers of philosophy. It consists of refereed series of original papers and was founded by Stephen Darwall and J. David Velleman, published at the University of Michigan.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Founded in 1995 as a non-profit organization, the IEP provides an open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.

Internet Sacred Text Archive – “The largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet.”

The Pluralism Project – Harvard University – “An ongoing research effort, the Pluralism Project studies and interprets religious diversity and interfaith relations in the United States”