Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

PHIL1600: Ethical Well Being: Find Articles

Databases Subject Specific, Multi-Disciplinary and Inter-Disciplinary

What is a database? Are they all subject-specific? What is inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary?

Good Questions!

A database is a collection of materials, typically journal content (articles) within a set parameter of limitations. Some are Subject-Specific, meaning everything in the database is related to a narrow subject field. Some are multi-disciplinary, meaning they cover more than one academic discipline, such as sociology and criminal justice. Interdisciplinary means a database contains materials that cross multiple disciplines, such as research on political philosophy that crosses both political science and philosophy disciplines.

Choosing the right database is important and you may have to try a few database options to find resources relevant to your topic.

Databases Related to Philosophical Research

Philosophy Databases

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Richard Kearney
Contact:
Electronic Resources Librarian
Reference and Information Services Office, Room 107g
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-720-2165
Website