Skip to main content
Philosophy Database Image

Fast Facts

Complements Philosopher’s Index
Deep back file of periodicals
Dissertations and video content included

Get Started



  • Download a short description
  • Share


Philosophy Database is a full-text journal and dissertations database specifically designed for researchers of all aspects of the interdisciplinary field of Philosophy. Philosophy Database contains the full-text of more than 160 philosophy scholarly journals as well as more than 1,000 modern and influential dissertations. Content covers the period 1860 to the present and is updated on a regular basis with new issues and new journal titles. Researchers require access to modern and historical full text journal content and are, in greater numbers, consulting contemporary dissertations to conduct their studies.

Multidisciplinary Applications

The collection allows for the full study of Philosophy, which crosses many disciplines within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Need to Develop Critical Thinking Skills

As the Philosophy collections grow, the ability to compare and contrast information sources, to develop and defend positions on an issue aide in the development of this critical research skill.

In-demand Content

Researchers require access to modern and historical full text journal content, and are, in greater numbers, consulting contemporary dissertations to conduct their studies. A collection of more than 160 full-text scholarly journals, covering more than 3,000 journal years of content, that cover all aspects of the understanding of the multidisciplinary field of Philosophy, and over 1,000 exclusive dissertations by contemporary scholars is included.

Important Resources Critical for Research

The database allows users to search a very broad range of titles and publication types covering a large time period – all of which are relevant to the discipline and available in full text. All aspects of the academic study of Philosophy are represented, both analytical and continental as well as sub-disciplines like ethics, metaphysics, philosophy or science and philosophy or religion.

Support & Training

ProQuest offers best-in-class customer service, technical support, and training so you can hit the ground running with your ProQuest products and leverage everything they can do.

Access Support Center

Case Studies & Whitepapers

Library Marketing Tools

Related Products

Periodicals Archive Online

Periodicals Archive Online connects researchers with a rich digital archive of leading international journals in the humanities and social sciences from the past 200 years, to improve research outcomes in multiple disciplines.

Learn More

ProQuest's Religion & Philosophy Ebook Subscription

ProQuest's Religion & Philosophy Ebook Subscription offers anytime, anywhere access to 16,000+ titles including unique ebooks from Wiley. It covers topics such as philosophy, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, criticism and interpretation of The Bible, and religious history, beliefs, ethics, culture, politics, and more.

Learn More

Philosophy Database Image

Philosophy Collection

The Philosophy Collection combines the specialist indexing of the 3rd party Philosopher’s Index with a huge collection of full-text journal articles, dissertations and video from ProQuest’s Philosophy Database to support philosophy researchers at all levels.

Learn More


ProQuest Improves Visibility for Ebook Discounts and Promotions

Enhanced functionality helps libraries take advantage of discounted pricing and current promotions for Ebook Central, Rialto, OASIS

Learn More

An Easier Way to Build More Inclusive Library Collections

ProQuest’s new Diversity Collection simplifies research and learning from alternative perspectives.

Learn More