Useful Resources

Databases (incl. UT proxy)

  • Philosopher’s index [Database Help] a current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy.
  • Scopus: the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
  • Web of Science [Help]: the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.




Journals (UT Subscriptions)

Open Access Search Engines (via

  • Base: the largest open access search engine, searching >3100 (university) scholarly archives.
  • DOAB: provides an overview of peer-reviewed e-books published in open access.
  • DOAJ-search: in articles published in open access journals.
  • NARCIS: search engine for Dutch scholarly production (> 40% open access).
  • OAIster: >1100 (university) scholarly archives containing pre-prints, etc.
  • OATD: open access to theses and PhD dissertations from more than 800 universities, colleges and research institutes worldwide.
  • Paperity: a special open access search engine where all articles can be read on the site of the search engine itself and are full-text searchable.


PSTS Thesis

Reference Managers

  • Calibre: a powerful and easy to use e-book manager.
  • Mendeley: a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
  • Zotero: a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.