The UCR Library collects electronic and print resources in the field of philosophy that support research and instruction at UCR.  Topics include history of philosophy, logic, aesthetics, ethics, metaphysics, and ontology, epistemology.  We offer subject-specific educational services at the library and also provide access to information from the UC Libraries System and beyond.

Conducting Research

Books & Articles

Books are useful for getting a broad introduction or background information to a topic in philosophy.  Search by topic keywords in the UCR catalog or the Melvyl (UC) catalog. 

Scholarly articles are carefully evaluated (peer-reviewed) by subject experts to provide reliable and credible information. Locate philosophy articles by searching in the philosophy databases. The most popular databases are listed on this page.


Many philosophy journals are found electronically and can be browsed in the UC Journal finder. Use the UCR catalog, with material type set to "periodical", to find journals that are available in the library.

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