The Philosopher’s Index is the world’s premier bibliography of scholarly works in philosophy.
90% of these works are not available by googling or using Wikipedia
This three minute video gives an example of how to search effectively for articles.
1. I set up search parameters using Subject, People as Subject, and Select a Field (optional); no field selected. Here is a link to this search.
2. I chose record number 29 in the list of 154 results, which I limited to books and journal articles in English.
3. This record doesn't give me an abstract as many records do. However, Cambridge Companions are books that provide interpretation & explication of a seminal work. We have many of them as ebooks in the WU collection.
4. After clicking on the Get It! button a link to the ebook comes up as shown on the record below. Note if the item was not in the WU collection, you could request it by clicking on ArticleReach Direct or Interlibrary Loan .
Learn how to select a journal database, how to get an article not available at WU, how to search our "great starting point" database.