PhilPapers' purpose is to facilitate the exchange and development of philosophical research through the Internet. Their service gathers and organizes philosophical research on the Internet, and provides tools for philosophers to access, organize, and discuss this research.
Premier index for international journal articles, book reviews, and essays supporting religion and theological studies. Abstracts,some full text articles and citations including Religion Index One and Religion Index Two; coverage 1949 to present.
Citations and abstracts of articles published in Roman Catholic periodicals, papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics andor produced by Catholic publishers.
From the SEP website - "From its inception, the Stanforf Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research."
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"Most of the other encyclopedia projects available on the web lack some of the dynamic and scholarly features of the SEP. Either they (1) are costly and behind a subscription wall, invisible to search engines and so not as useful to academics and the general public; or (2) don't have an administrative system capable of screening new entries and updates prior to publication and ensuring that entries are responsive to new research, or (3) don't allow the authors/editors to directly contact the server to update/referee the content of the entries; or (4) lack a system of archives for stable, scholarly citation (thus, when entries change, the old content is just lost, and any citations to, or quotations from, prior content become impossible to verify), or (5) lack a university-based Advisory Board to vet the members of its Editorial Board.
The SEP's model may therefore represent a unique digital library concept: a scholarly dynamic reference work. A scholarly dynamic reference work differs from an academic journal, for academic journals (1) do not typically update the articles they publish, (2) do not aim to publish articles on a comprehensive set of topics, but rather, for the most part, publish articles that are randomly submitted by the members of the profession, (3) do not aim to cross-reference and create links among the concepts used in the articles they publish, (4) typically serve a narrow audience of specialists, and (5) do not have to deal with the asynchronous activity of updating, refereeing, and tracking separate deadlines for entries, since they are published on a synchronized schedule. Moreover, our reference work differs from a preprint exchanges, for the latter not only exhibit features (1), (2), (3), and (4) just mentioned, but also do not referee their publications and so need not incorporate a work-flow system that handles the asynchronous refereeing process that occurs between upload and publication in a dynamic reference work. None of this is to say that electronic journals and preprint exchanges have a faulty design, but rather that a scholarly dynamic reference work is a distinctive new kind of publication that represents a unique digital library concept."
Best Places to Start - Interdisciplinary Databases
Excellent source for full text scholarly journal articles in history, economics, education, philosophy, literature, African studies, Asian studies, African American studies, sociology, political science, science, and psychology.
Peer Review in 3 Minutes provides an introduction to the process of peer review and its role in scholarly research, and concludes by pointing to libraries for further help in finding peer-reviewed articles. Created by the North Carolina State University Libraries.