About the E-Collection

Online 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.

Available Titles


  • Free page previews and full-text search
  • Online First pre-publication access
  • Single document purchase option
  • Digital Object Identifiers and CrossRef support
  • OpenURL linking, COUNTER-compliant statistics
  • CrossMark version identification (select titles)
  • Peer-reviewed publications from many countries
  • Unique content (most titles only available from PDC)
  • Discovery via Google Scholar, EBSCO, ProQuest, OCLC
  • E-mail / export of citations (EndNote, RefWorks, MARC)
  • Post-cancellation access via Portico or by arrangement
  • Long-term preservation secured by Portico, CLOCKSS
  • Metasearch of all PDC resources

Flexible Access


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


  • User name / password authentication
  • Personal Selection – access with subscription
  • Society members – access with membership

A selection of Open Access publications is available to all users.

Bundle Options

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

New E-Collection Titles




Forthcoming Titles

More Information

E-Collection Description in Your Language

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.