Access Assistance

Online Admin Manager Setup

Institutions with online access authenticated by IP range can manage their own IP ranges and have continuing access to usage statistics. To do this an authorized manager at the institution must first set up a profile on our site.

Preferred Browsers

PDC web sites work best with current versions of CHROME, FIREFOX, INTERNET EXPLORER, and SAFARI. Each is available for free download:

If you encounter a problem with the functionality or appearance of any page of our site, please contact us at the address below. To diagnose and fix the problem we first need to duplicate it. To this quickly it will help if you can tell us which version of which browser you were using, the URL of the page on which it occurred, and what happened. Screen shots are always helpful.

Susanne Mueller-Grotefeedback [@]

Tel: 434-220-3300

Access Problems

Access to publications on our site is provided to authorized subscribers and members. For institutions we provide IP authentication. For individuals and members of professional organizations authentication is by username and password. If you are unable to access a publication on the site please make certain that your subscription or membership is current. Non-renewal of a subscription or membership is the most common source of access problems.

If the subscription or membership is current, please contact us at the address below.

Susanne Mueller-Grotefeedback [@]

Tel: 434-220-3300

Help for Directory Editors

All listings in the International Directory of Philosophy, Directory of American Philosophers, and International Directory of Philosophy and Philosophers can be updated online by authorized editors.

If you have a problem with editorial procedure or online access to listing please contact the research editor:

Beth Stombockdata [@]

Tel: 434-220-3300

Proxy Server Setup – EZproxy

Institutions that subscribe to online resources on our site can provide remote access for their users via proxy server. To set up remote access via EZproxy you must add the correct stanza to your EZproxy configuration. Configurations vary depending on which resources your institution has access to and how you want to connect. Sample configurations are provided below for these online resources.


EZproxy Configuration

Philosophy Documentation Center
T Philosophy Documentation Center

Starting Point URLs:

Connect to your list with your subscribed titles:
Your Proxy Prefix+Target URL(

Connect to a single title:
Your Proxy Prefix+Target URL( of journal)
[to find out the abbreviation of the journal you want to connect to visit and click on the journal you need – for example “The Acorn” leads you to The part after the “=” is the abbreviation of the journal, in this case “acorn”]

Connect to the International Directory of Philosophy:
Your Proxy Prefix+Target URL(

For more information on Starting Point URLs see here.


Proxy Server Setup – WAM Proxy

Institutions that subscribe to online resources on our site can provide remote access for their users via proxy server. To set up remote access via WAM please add the following to your forwarding table:

*.pdcnet.orgFor more information contact Susanne Mueller-Grote at feedback [@]