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Finding Journal Articles & Essays

Indexes (sometimes referred to as library databases) allow you to search the contents of periodicals to identify articles on your topic. Some indexes are interdisciplinary, while some focus on a particular subject area. Some contain full text articles or link to full text articles from other sources. Many include citations for books, dissertations, and conference papers in addition to journal articles.

After you find a citation for an article, you will need to check the library catalog to see if Reed subscribes to the journal and if we have the particular issue - unless the index you're searching has a full text version of the article (or links to one).

If the article you are looking for is not available at Reed, you can request it from Interlibrary Loan (periodicals cannot be borrowed from Summit).

Key Resources for Philosophy Journal Articles

General & Interdisciplinary Resources for Philosophy Journal Articles