About the E-Collection

Access to Scholarly Journals, Series, Conference Proceedings, and other Publicationse-collection

The Philosophy Documentation Center’s E-Collection provides access to 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 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.


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


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

PDC hosts several Open Access journals and archives.

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.

New Titles



Forthcoming Titles

More E-Collection Information

General Introduction currently available in these languages:

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

A metasearch of the E-Collection includes a search of all listings in our International Directory of Philosophy to help identify authors.

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