Philosophy core resources

This is an introduction to the most useful resources for Philosophy.

Books & eBooks

The majority of books related to Philosophy are located on Floor 3, Blocks B.

When searching for titles on LibrarySearch don’t forget to make a note of the location class mark and loan status. More information regarding access during COVID-19 can be accessed from the library webpages.

The library has access to thousands of electronic books that you can search for via LibrarySearch using keywords, title or author information. Books can be read online or downloaded, and you will need your Kent credentials to login and read the electronic versions.

Journals & Databases

Make sure you check out the link on researching for assignments for more information on recommended databases for Philosophy.

Some specific titles that will be of interest for Philosophy are:

Canadian journal of philosophy
Ethics & medicine
Journal of applied philosophy
Journal of the history of philosophy
Law & philosophy
Mind and language
Nietzsche studien
Philosophical review
Philosophy of science
Radical philosophy
Review of metaphysics
Social philosophy and policy

These titles can be access via the Find ejournals look up. There also may be other titles from related disciplines that may also be relevant – you can find out more about other discipline resources from the other Library Resource Guides.


We subscribe to a large number of newspapers, both international and from the UK. They are available in a number of formats, including print and online. Visit the newspaper resources pages for full information and access to online holdings.

Media Diversified is a non profit platform that is working to enrich, engage and improve the UKs media landscape. It’s mission is to challenge the homogeneity of voices in the UK media news, through addressing the under-representation of BAME communities.

Alternative media

Many traditional sources such as books and journal articles can quite often present predominantly Eurocentric and Global North perspectives, consulting alternative media sources that offer marginalised and new voices more of a platform can help to balance out the biases.

We have access to a range of multimedia resources that can provide different perspectives on topics.

Explore our list of curated alternative publishers and resources

Look at some of our diverse digital collections for example:
Black Thought and Culture
LGBT Magazine Archive
Defining Gender Archive
Archives of Sexuality and Gender

We also have a number of reading lists celebrating liberation months such as Black History, Disability History and LGBTQ+ History

Don’t forgot that alternative sources such as TED talks, YouTube and social media sites like Twitter can also offer other perspectives.


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