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POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials

POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials is a subscription based service that offers libraries access to the full text of hundreds of issues of a selection of philosophy journals and series. All available text is fully searchable and all content is displayed in PDF or HTML format. POIESIS includes journals and series published by philosophical societies, departments, and university presses in several countries. This service was established in 1996 as an online supplement to print subscriptions. It is one of several access options within the Philosophy Documentation Center's E-Collection.

For 2014 a POIESIS subscription includes campus wide access to all available issues of the following 26 journals and series:

  • Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy
  • Bradley Studies
  • Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française
  • Cogito
  • Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review (Vol.37-46, 1998-2007 only)
  • Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines (Vol.14-24, 1994-2005 only)
  • International Corporate Responsibility Series
  • Irish Philosophical Journal
  • The Journal of Critical Analysis
  • Journal of Pre-College Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy and Theology (vol.1-4, 1991-1994 only)
  • Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society
  • The Personalist Forum
  • The Philosophical Review (Oct.1995-Oct.2004 only)
  • Philosophical Studies
  • Die Philosophin
  • Philosophy and History
  • The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy
  • Professional Ethics
  • Radical Philosophy Review of Books
  • Radical Philosophy Today
  • The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics
  • The Southern Journal of Philosophy( Vol.1-43, 1963-2005 only)
  • Studies in Practical Philosophy
  • Thought: Fordham University Quarterly
  • Tulane Studies in Philosophy

  • IN ADDITION to the titles above, online access to the following journals is also available. Under the terms of the POIESIS bundle access to each journal listed below is only provided in conjunction with a PRINT subscription to that journal.* These subscriptions must be purchased separately. This arrangement can provide affordable online access to complete collections for libraries that maintain print subscriptions. Libraries that do not want print subscriptions can get online access to most of these journals through our E-Collection.

  • American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
  • The American Journal of Semiotics
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Augustinian Studies
  • Business and Professional Ethics Journal
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy
  • Faith and Philosophy
  • Fichte-Studien
  • Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal
  • The Harvard Review of Philosophy
  • Idealistic Studies
  • International Journal of Applied Philosophy
  • International Philosophical Quarterly
  • Journal for Peace and Justice Studies
  • Journal of Islamic Philosophy
  • Journal of Philosophical Research
  • The Journal of Philosophy (* requires electronic subscription)
  • The Leibniz Review
  • The Owl of Minerva
  • Philosophical Topics
  • Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
  • Philosophy & Theology
  • Philosophy in the Contemporary World
  • Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • Radical Philosophy Review
  • The Review of Metaphysics
  • Social Philosophy Today
  • Social Theory and Practice
  • Southwest Philosophy Review
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Theoria: An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science

    Terms of access for all journal content offered through POIESIS are set by each participating publisher.

  • "POIESIS .... provides a marvelous model of how, by banding together, society and independent journals can employ the potential of technology to provide better means of disseminating and consuming information."
    -- Richard K. Johnson, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, April 1999


    "Highly recommended for general readers, upper-division undergraduates, and higher." -- Choice, September 2004

    "Good design, good value" -- Library Journal, November 2008

    Subscription for Institutions
    Online (5 simultaneous access license) $1,500.00order

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