Philosophy & Liberal Studies Resources

Philosophy & Liberal Studies specific databases

Humanities International Index

Humanities International Index provides citations and abstracts to articles, essays, reviews and other reference sources in the humanities. You can limit your search results to only full text items by checking the "Linked Full Text" box on the advanced search screen. All other articles can be requested through interlibrary loan. This database can be searched in conjunction with Academic Search Premier or other databases by clicking "Choose Databases."

Philosophy & Liberal Studies reference ebooks

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.

General/related databases

Academic Search Complete

This multidisciplinary database is a good place to start your research. For extra search capabilities, click "Choose Databases" and select more subject specific databases to simultaneously search.


Use WorldCat to find books about a research topic that are not available at Holy Spirit Library. Search by title or author if you are looking for something specific, or search by keyword or subject to find something new. Click "Borrow this item from another library" to request a book from another library.

Philosophy & Liberal Studies websites allows anyone to submit questions which will then be answered by a panel of academic philosophers. Questions and answers are archived on the site and categorized by subject.

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy aims to make scholarly information about the basics of philosophy freely available. The encyclopedia is browsable and searchable and is frequently updated.

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

This website from the Pew Forum provides access to a wide range of publications and original content related to religion and public life. Categories include Religion and the Law, Religion and Public Schools, Bioethics and more.

PhilPapers: Online Research in Philosophy offers a free database of philosophical research and forums for discussion. Both are organized into the following categories: Metaphysics and Epistemology; Value Theory; Science, Logic, and Mathematics; History of Western Philosophy; Philosophical Traditions; Philosophy, Misc.; and Other Academic Areas. The database offers many ways to narrow your search and many of the items listed in it are available in full text. Free registration is required to participate in discussion forums.