About the E-Collection

Journal covers

The Philosophy Documentation Center’s E-Collection provides access to over 250 scholarly 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 access arrangements can be made with professional organizations for member access to bundles or single titles. Text is displayed in PDF or HTML formats, and all text is fully searchable. New titles and back issue collections are added each year.


Flexible Access


  • IP authentication
  • Free Trials (contact us for set up)
  • Online administration of IP ranges
  • Multi-year access arrangements available
  • Single site, multi-site, and consortia pricing
  • Single document purchase option

Individuals / Members

  • User name / password authentication
  • Personal selection – access with subscription
  • Society members – access with membership
  • Single document purchase option
  • Special bundle option

PDC also hosts Open Access journals, and provides Free Access to a number of archival collections. Contact us for more information.

Bundle Options

Access options for institutions can be combined with PhilPapers, the premier research index in philosophy.

For individuals who want access to the complete E-Collection we provide a special bundle option.

More E-Collection Information

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

metasearch of the E-Collection includes a search of all listings in our International Directory of Philosophy.

Digitization and online publishing work for the E-Collection is done on site at PDC. Technical support is provided by Makrolog Content Management.