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Ethics, Society and Law

Resources for Ethics, Society and Law.

Journal Articles

The following databases may be useful in finding ethics articles. As you do your research, please keep in mind that ethics research is interdisciplinary. Do not restrict yourself to these databases - you may wish to consult research guides in related disciplines. Refer to Subjects A-Z Article Databases for a list of subject-specific databases.


One of the leading databases for social sciences and humanities research. Over 1,000 full-text journals are available and searchable in JSTOR. For a more precise search in JSTOR, consider narrowing by discipline.

Criminal Justice Abstracts

In addition to criminology articles, Criminal Justice Abstracts is a great source for finding 'grey literature' - dissertations, unpublished papers and reports, as well as government information.

Sociological Abstracts

This database is used primarily for sociology-based research, but has relevant material in criminology, women's studies, gender studies, and social sciences.

Gender Studies Database

Interdisciplinary database covering women's studies, men's studies, gender studies, as well as health issues in these areas.

Philosopher's Index

Major database for philosophy articles. Includes content on philosophy of ethics, as well as bioethics.