This is UCLan's Philosophy library page.

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


Search for books and ebooks on Library Search. It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it.

Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but a good place to start would be Ebook Central.


Journals and Articles

If you have a reference for a particular journal article, or if you want to find out if we take a particular journal title, use the Journal Finder.

If the Library does not have the journal article you want, you can request a copy using the Inter-library loan Service.

eResources and Databases

Recommended Resources for Philosophy

  • 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.
If you want to search more widely for journal articles you can also try the databases below.  They are multidisciplinary but cover Philosophy with other subjects.

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.

Abstract & Indexing Databases

Should you want to undertake a more thorough search for research materials/literature try searching the following abstract and indexing databases. 

P-E-P Archive (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing).

  • 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.

Additional Resources

  • Alexander Street Video - Videos, films, documentaries and training materials in history, politics and culture related areas. 
  • Box of Broadcasts (BoB) - View British television programmes from 2009 to present. You can choose to view or record any programme from 60+ channels and make your own edited clips.
  • Kanopy - Watch documentaries, independent films and foreign cinema. You can create playlists and make your own clips from videos on the site too.

Francesca Robinson - Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Francesca Robinson

Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132