About the E-Collection

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

The Philosophy Documentation Center’s E-Collection contains humanities and social science journals, book series, conference proceedings, and other publications. 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.

Content and Features

  • Over 130 titles
  • Free full-text search
  • Free document preview
  • Online First pre-publication
  • Single document purchase option
  • Digital Object Identifiers and linking support
  • CrossMark version identification (select titles)
  • 120,000+ 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
  • Collection Development Bundle
  • POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials (Note: POIESIS offers access in conjunction with print subscriptions)
  • Discounts and multi-year access can be negotiated. Contact us for consortia pricing.


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Free trials for Institution

To set up a campus-wide trial 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.