January 8th, 2001. The electronic newsletter of the University Library, University of South Alabama, published irregularly as a service to the University Community.
The Philosopher's Index is one of the newest additions to the University Library's online databases. It is made available through SilverPlatter and provides indexing and abstracting for books and journals in philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language from 1940 to the present.
The Philosopher's Index, like other SilverPlatter databases, is available both on-campus and remotely; just go to the University Library's homepage at http://library.southalabama.edu and choose the SilverPlatter button.
The records link to USA's catalog (circled in green below) so that you can check and see if the Library holds that particular journal and which issues we own.
Since The Philosopher's Index is accessed through the SilverPlatter interface, there are links to EBSCO Online, which will allow you to retrieve the full-text of articles from journals that USA subscribes to through EBSCO. (Be careful: The Ebsco Online field, circled in red below, means that you will get full-text only if USA Library subscribes to that particular journal. You may click it and NOT get full-text!) Both of these functions open new windows so that you do not have to leave The Philosopher's Index.
If you are not positive of the correct terms to use for your search, choose the INDEX button (see the red arrow below).
This will retrieve a list of all the major words used in the database and the number of time they are used.
Don't forget to logout(top button on the right) when you are done.