Subscription resources

(Available to all Library users on-site. SOAS staff and students may access these off-site via institutional login).

Web resources

  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
    Select Philosophy, Psychology and Religion from the Browse Subject tabs to begin your search for content
  • Famous philosophers
    Blog with biographical content on a range of philosophers from the classical to contemporary with details of their lives, thoughts and works
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Online encylopedia hosted by Eastern Kentucky University. Compiled and edited on a voluntary basis by scholars in philosophy from around the world
  • Internet sacred texts archive: philosophy
    Open-access to a selection of out-of-copyright works by major thinkers from the classical era to the late 19th century. Also search the site for works specific to various faiths
  • Project Gutenburg: philosophy bookshelf
    Selection of key works by and about major thinkers and schools of thought from the classical age to the present. Available to read online at html files, or download to desktop or Kindle
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Online encyclopedia hosted by Stanford University and with contributions from scholars in philosophy across the globe
  • Ancient Philosophy Commons
    Open access collection of academic articles on ancient philosophy from contributors at over 40 universities and academic institutions across the globe (mainly Classical, but some content on other philosophies such as Chinese and Jewish)
  • HistoryofPhilosophy
    Complied by Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat in Munich and at King's College London, this resource features blog posts and podcasts taking users through the history of global philosophy and carries timelines of major traditions. It is interactive with associated Facebook and Twitter accounts