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Philosophy: Databases/ journals

This guide will help you to find resources for philosophy

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Use OneSearch to search the following resources at once:

  • UWA print collection
  • ebooks
  • journal articles
  • UWA theses and dissertations

Sign in to OneSearch to:

  • access your private workspace, e-Shelf, to view saved results and items
  • access the course material online for your units
  • access past examination papers  (At your lecturers' discretion)

See  OneSearch to access quality information sources to learn how

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A list of databases by disciplines is accessible on the main library webpage below the OneSearch box

Introduction

Welcome to the Philosophy guide! In this guide you will find information resources for your Philosophy major. Click on the tabs to navigate.

            

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Find information using databases

Search the following databases to find information resources (e.g. journal articles and book chapters) on your subject. Using OneSearch will search across a number of databases at one time. 

Journals

A selection of journals dedicated to different branches of philosophy

Find UWA full text articles in Google Scholar

 

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Google Scholar lets you search for scholarly literature across a variety of disciplines. Google Scholar is freely searchable and oftens offers direct access to the full text or through "Find it at UWA".

Activate the FindIt@UWA links in Google Scholar to access the UWA full text version of articles. Once activated, you will see FindIt@UWA links - click these and the online, UWA databases will be searched for you.

To activate the FindIt@UWA feature in Google Scholar when off campus:

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Click on Settings (the small black cog wheel - the last icon in the top menu)
  3. Select Library Links in the left hand side menu
  4. Enter University of Western Australia (or UWA Library) in the search box and click on the magnifying glass
  5. Tick the checkbox for the option The University of Western Australia (FindIt@UWA)
  6. Click Save

Figure 1: FindIt@UWA link in Google Scholar