PHILOSOPHY RESEARCH INDEX
A New Standard for Bibliographic Research in Philosophy
The Philosophy Research Index is an indexing database of bibliographic information on articles, books, reviews, dissertations, and other documents in philosophy. It uses the best available technology to increase bibliographic coverage of the known philosophical literature in several western languages. Coverage includes current and recent materials, as well as older literature back to the 15th century. The largest portion of this coverage is in English. Current listings and features include:
over 1.3 million bibliograpic records
800 journals and series
coverage of materials in 30 languages
multiple search and browse options
facted search results, integrated time line
metasearch of all PDC resources
automatic translation function
save/export search results
direct links to JSTOR
The metasearch allows PRI users to search the fulltext of all 119,000+ documents in our fulltext E-Collection and all 35,000+ listings in our International Directory of Philosophy.
The translation function helps users combine all results into English, and social networking functionality facilitates information sharing. The database is OpenURL ready and an extended librarians' view is available for each citation.
Anyone can set up a free trial to PRI to test its functionality. Full access is provided on a subscription basis to institutions. Income from subscriptions helps us improve functionality and expand coverage.
What PRI Currently Covers
-- As of December 2013: over 1.3 million listings.
Journals and Series Title List
Scope of Coverage by Title
Coverage of many titles is complete. Electronic feeds from publishers and journals projects help maintain and extend coverage of relevant publications. Our editorial team enters other data from print or electronic sources as available.
Topics covered include: aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, history of philosophy, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, political philosophy, and social philosophy. The scope of this coverage is expanding as more data is added.
Outlines of complete listings are provided in the Submissions Guidelines.
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