This is UCLan's Philosophy library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Subject Librarian: Francesca Robinson


Search for books and eBooks on Library Search. It will tell you what books we have in stock and whether you can access them online from most of our eBook providers - Please note Library Search only searches within the title. If you go to the eBook Collections directly you can then search within the full-text of the eBooks.

Subject Specific eBook Collections

  • P-E-P Archive is a digital archive of many of the major works of psychoanalysis. It includes the complete works of Sigmund Freud, an archive of works from twenty psychoanalytic journals (1920-2003), and complete versions of other, classic texts such as John Bowlby’s Attachment and Loss.
  • Routledge Handbooks Online - a selection of handbooks on topics within humanities and social sciences.
  • ACLS Humanities eBooks

Multi Subject eBook Collections

If the library does not have a particular book or journal article you would like to read you are able to request a copy from the Inter-Library Loan Service

Journals and Articles

To search for a specific journal title use Journal Finder.

  • Diffusion Journal - the UCLan Journal of Undergraduate Research from the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

eResources and Databases

Subject Specific databases

  • Religion and Philosophy Collection - a subject specific database for Philosophy.
  • PhilPapers - a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. This is also the largest open access archives containing over 2 million entries. You will be able to access all content from home, however on campus you can only access the archive.
  • Humanities International Complete
  • JSTOR - database including archive content plus up to date research in areas including arts and humanities.
  • Project Muse - full text journals on topics including arts and humanities.

Journal Archives

  • British Periodicals - These trace the growth and development of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century to the Victorian age and beyond.
  • Brill - A multi disciplinary archive of over 80 Journals published before 2000
  • Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Online - Provides access to nearly 100 periodicals for the study of British life in the 19th century - from women, to sport, to children and humour.
  • Periodicals Archive Online Collection - 80 full text journals from 1891-2000, covering a variety of subject areas.

Multi Subject databases

Abstract & Indexing databases

These databases have a wider scope than those listed above but do not contain any full-text articles. 

Additional Resources


  • Nexis - Full text of over 29,000 newspapers including UK and worldwide publications.

Newspaper Archives


  • Animated videos on Philosophy - this article contains links to 350 animated videos on various aspects of philosophy from ancient ideas to post-modernism.

Francesca Robinson - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Francesca Robinson

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132