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Specialist resources

Online resources

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online|

This features over 2000 original articles from over 1300 leading international experts across the discipline of philosophy. Each article links to a bibliography, related articles, and other internet resources. New material is added on a regular basis.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy|

Freely available online encyclopedia.

Philosophers' Index|

The Philosophers Index provides indexing and abstracts from over 300 journals of philosophy and related interdisciplinary fields; philosophy books and contributions to anthologies. A rich source of material on the philosophy of various disciplines, such as education, history, law, religion, and science. It covers English language journals and books since 1940, and major philosophy journals in other languages since 1967.  

InteLex Past Masters|

Full-text of a large collection of classic works by philosophers and political scientists. They include a collection of British Philosophy 1600-1900 (Francis Bacon, David Hume, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke), full-text books by continental rationalists (Spinoza-Descartes, Leibnitz), OUP translations of Hegel, full-text works on the philosophy of science from Darwin, Wittgenstein collected works and Kant Hauptewerke.

Current research

ESRC society now|  current research sponsored by the UK's ESRC.

OAIster| contains details of research being undertaken globally.

LSE Research Online| is a collection of research produced by LSE staff. It often contains content which is full text and freely available. This is constantly updated and displayed below are examples of some of the most recently added items. 

A full list of Philosophy items is also available.

If you are interested in including your own research please contact staff at:


PhilSci Archive|- An electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science.

Cogprints| - Self archived papers in philosophy and other areas, covering mind, language, knowledge, science and logic.

Philosophers' imprint| - Open access refereed papers in all areas of philosophy.

ArXiv| - Open access to e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.


LSE Theses Online| is the online archive of LSE PhD theses. It includes electronic versions of recent PhD theses and electronic versions of PhD theses submitted by alumni. For a full listing of all LSE PhD and MPhil theses, both print and electronic, use Summon| and search for theses by title. If we do not hold an electronic copy, you can view a paper copy by making a request for the thesis via the Fetching service. Some recent LSE theses include:

TheEThOS| service, run by the British Library, is a UK-wide collection of PhD theses, includes a growing number of digitised versions of LSE theses - use the advanced search option|, and search by Institution Name for "London School of Economics".

Conference Papers

ZETOC|- Index to conference papers 1992-present. No full-text, simply tells you where to find the paper concerned, such as in a book or journal.

ISI Proceedings on Web of Knowledge|- science and technology, 1990-present. 

Special collections

The Lakatos Collection comprises most of the personal library of Imre Lakatos. He was appointed to the full-time teaching staff at LSE in 1960.  In 1969 he became Professor of Logic, with special reference to the Philosophy of Mathematics until his death in 1974.  The collection was donated to the Library by his estate. It contains around 2,500 books, conference papers and periodicals in English, in Lakatos' native Hungarian, and in many other European languages. Most of the book collection can be found on the third floor of the Library; with the exception of items that contain annotations thought to be in Lakatos' own hand, which are held in Archives.

A bibliographic listing of the collection is available by following the links below (not currently available):

Other links to Lakatos resources at LSE

■ The papers of Imre Lakatos are deposited in the LSE Archive|.

■ You can find details of the Lakatos papers held in Archives by searching the Archives Catalogue|. Click the link on the left hand side labelled Search Archives Catalogue, then type Lakatos in the RefNo box and Search.

A commemoration of the life and work of Imre Lakatos on his 80th birthday|.