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The Guide is meant to help identify materials for basic and advanced research in philosophy.

Full Text Articles


Indexes are primarily a list of published scholarly literature on a topic. They're designed to allow you to systematically look through all of the most important scholarship at once.

Specialized Indexes

This set of resources focuses on resources to help you cover other topics and time periods in more detail. Most are not primarily focused on philosophy, but all will include some material the main indexes won't.

Where's the Article?

If you search a database and the full article's not there, don't despair.  Look for the "FindIt" button:  or FindIt@BC.  Find It will offer help including:

  1. If BC has the full text in another database, you will be taken to a list of databases for the full text. 
  2. If BC subscribes to the print journal where the article appeared, the Catalog will say Find in Library and you can check which library or libraries may have the year/issue you need and where it is located.
  3. If the article is not available online or in print at BC, use the link to Request the item. We can usually get the article from another library within a few days and email it to you.