About the E-Collection

Online Access to Scholarly Journals, Series, Conference Proceedings, and other Publications

The Philosophy Documentation Center’s E-Collection provides access to journals, book series, conference proceedings, and other publications in the humanities and social sciences. Coverage of most titles is complete – all issues, all volumes. We offer a range of access options, and special arrangements can be made with professional organizations for member access to bundles or single titles. Text is displayed in PDF or HTML formats. All text is fully searchable. PDC is the only online source for most titles.



  • Free page previews and full-text search
  • Online First pre-publication access
  • Single document purchase option
  • Digital Object Identifiers and linking support
  • CrossMark version identification (select titles)
  • 130,000+ articles, reviews, and other documents
  • Discovery via Google Scholar, EBSCO, ProQuest, OCLC
  • E-mail / export of citations (EndNote, RefWorks, MARC)
  • Scholarly materials in many languages
  • Post-cancellation access via PORTICO or by arrangement
  • Long-term preservation secured by PORTICO, CLOCKSS
  • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
  • OpenURL linking for institutions
  • Metasearch of all PDC resources

Flexible Access Options


  • IP authentication
  • Your Selection – single titles
  • Complete Collection – all titles
  • Customized Bundles – multiple titles
  • Discounts and multi-year access can be negotiated. Contact us for consortia pricing.
  • Collection Development Bundle
  • POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials (this option is a supplement to PRINT subscriptions)


New Titles – 2014

Forthcoming Titles

More Information

Free campus-wide trials! Contact Susanne Mueller-Grote at smg [@] pdcnet.org or by phone (+01) 434-220-3300.

Information in Your Language

Our metasearch feature allows users to search all listings in our International Directory of Philosophy and Philosophy Research Index.

All digitization and electronic publishing work is done on site at PDC. Technical support provided by Makrolog Content Management.