Drs. J. Gulpers

Faculty liaison Philosophy & Psychology

Erasmus University Rotterdam

University Library, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50

T: +31 (0)10 408 1213

E: judith.gulpers@eur.nl

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Find literature in sEURch

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Literature on a particular topic

When you need to find literature on a particular topic, these databases are recommended:

Philosopher's Index

Bibliographical database of the Philosopher's Information Center, providing abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields.

International Philosophical Bibliography

Bibliographical database of l'Institut Supérieur de Philosophie.


Index and bibliography of philosophy, also monitoring open access archives. Researchers can upload their research as well. The structured bibliography of philosophy can be very helpful to get started.

Poortmans Repertorium der Nederlandse Wijsbegeerte

Catalog of philosophical publications in the Netherlands from the middle ages until 2004, including biographical information of Dutch philosophers and historical information of philosophical associations and workgroups (dutch only).

Web of Science

Multidisciplinary index to the journal literature, starting in 1975, contains the Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

Background information, definitions etc.

This widget allows you to search within the reference works available in sEURch:


These encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks are recommended:

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Open Access, peer-reviewed, online encyclopedia for philosophy.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Encyclopedia providing detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.
International Encyclopedia of Ethics Reference work on ethics, published by Wiley (2013).
Encyclopedia of medieval philosophy: philosophy between 500 and 1500 Encyclopedia covering all areas of philosophy in the Middle Ages and part of the Renaissance, ranging from 500 to 1500 CE, published by Springer (2011).
MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences Encyclopedia covering cognitive sciences, including psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology and the social sciences more generally, evolutionary biology, education, computer science, artificial intelligence, and ethology.
The Encyclopedia of Political Thought Encyclopedia examining the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and political philosophy (2015). 

The book series below are available in paper. You are linked to sEURch, where you request the book.

Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy Reference books containing completely new essays, covering key topics in philosophy. Other Oxford Handbooks series might be interesting as well. 
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Books covering key figures, terms, topics, and problems of the field.
Routledge Philosophy Companions Books covering topics and periods within philosophy.
Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks Introductions to classic works of philosophy.
Critical Assessments These books offer critical literature on selected philosophers.


You can browse all e-journals in the A-to-Z list.

Collected Works of Philosophers

Past Masters
Collection of full text electronic publications in philosophy, offering access to the work of Aristotle, English philosophers (Bacon, Hobbes, Berkeley, J.S. Mill), Hegel, Hume, Kierkegaard, Locke, Nietzsche, Peirce, political thinkers (Machiavelli, Rousseau), rationalists (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz) and Wittgenstein.
Corpus Bayle - oeuvres complètes

Collected work of the philosopher Pierre Bayle (1647-1706).

Freud's Werken (Dutch)

Dutch translation of the collected work of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939).

Wittgenstein Source The legacy of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), in fascimiles and transcriptions (in progress).
The following collected works are available online, but only in the University Library. If you want access to one of these databases, please contact the UL.
Calvini Opera Database Complete works of Johannes Calvijn, protestant reformator (1509-1564).
Melanchthonis Opera Database Complete works of protestant church reformer Philipp Melanchton (1497-1560).