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Library Guide Philosophy: Databases, dictionaries and encyclopedias

All library services and resources in the field of Philosophy

General databases

In the list below you can find interdisciplinary databases.These databases are not primarily meant for philosophy, nevertheless they contain many relevant philosophical titles. 

Subject Databases Philosophy

The databases in the list below are specifically aimed at philosophy or a philosophical discipline. See 'more' for a short description of the database.

History of philosophy


Online encyclopedias for philosophy. Printed encyclopedias and reference books are available in the Reading Room at the ground floor of the Central Library.


Below you find several dictionaries for interpreting and translating texts.