Links to Further Content

Despite all our efforts it is not possible to include all that exists on the Internet within the library. Over time we will include as many resources  as possible so that participants can search for what they want in just one database. This is one of the main goals we had in designing this website. Until that happens however here are some useful sources of content, selected by the librarian:


Online Bookshops

Online Courses

Online Encyclopedias

Online Full-Text

Specialized Search Engines and Web Directories


Consult the list of bibliographies if you need an overview of important publications in a specific research field. Note that you will usually not find the full-text for free. Note also that bibliographies are not necessarily exhaustive.


Jörg Schroth: A collection of bibliographies on ethics themes by Jörg Schroth.

PhilPapers: A collection of bibliographies of online articles (not necessarily free) on: Applied Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Gender, Race and Sexuality, Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy, Value Theory.

Ethics Updates: "Ethics Updates is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide resources and updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics." MAINLY FULL-TEXT.


The World Council of Churches has built a list of the Member Churches' Official Statements or Documents on Bioethics and Biotechnology (state: April 2004)         

Business Ethics

"Bibliography of Business Ethics Articles, by Georges Enderle, Xiaoqing Feng, Rosemary Guillette, Donna Kamm, and Allie Wilkie.
This unique bibliography contains the references of all articles published in the major journals on business and economic ethics over the last 20 years until May 2005. It includes more than 4,000 items (author, title of article, journal, year, number, pages). The journals are:
-    Business Ethics - A European Review (since 1992)
-    Business Ethics Quarterly (since 1991)
-    Business and Society (since 1994)
-    Business and Society Review (since 1999)
-    Economics and Philosophy (since 1985)
-    Journal of Business Ethics (since 1992)
-    Journal of Human Values (since 1995)
-    Teaching Business Ethics (1997-2003)
-    Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik [Journal for Business, Economics, and Ethics] (since 2000)" webographie in Business Ethics: a commented list of Business Ethics related websites.

Computer Ethics

The Tavani Bibliography of Computing, Ethics, and Social Responsibility: "The purpose of Computing, Ethics, and Social Responsibility: A Bibliography is to bring together in a single collection a comprehensive list of sources on computing issues that impact professional, ethical, and social responsibility. Since a number of bibliographic works on or related to computer ethics and computers in society already exist (see Appendix A), one may reasonably ask: "Why another bibliography?" Many of these bibliographies, including the most comprehensive collections, tend to concentrate on either ethical or social issues in computing and thus emphasize one set of issues at the exclusion of the other. A principal goal of the present bibliography is to include sources on both ethical and social issues in one work and to organize those sources under category headings familiar to computer professionals. […]"

ACM-SIGCAS Computers and Society: this section of ACM specialized on issues about computer and society offers a list of links relevant for Computer Ethics. About SIGCAS: "SIGCAS is the ACM Special Interest Group that addresses the social and ethical consequences of widespread computer usage. SIGCAS' main goals are to raise awareness about the impact that technology has on society, and to support and advance the efforts of those who are involved in this important work."

Information Ethics

The International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE) offers a bibliography on its website.

Online Bookshops

Amazon is the biggest bookshop online.

Online Courses

OEDb Open Education Database

Online Encyclopedias

Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Research Encyclopedias combine the speed & flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing. The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) offer long-form overview articles written and edited by leading scholars and researchers, addressing both foundational and cutting-edge topics across the major disciplines. Oxford University Press is developing this program in response to a growing need for reliable information to be used at the start of serious research on an unfamiliar topic.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
This is an encyclopedia of Philosophy, freely available online: "From its inception, the SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board  before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research. You can cite fixed editions that are created on a quarterly basis and stored in our Archives (every entry contains a link to its complete archival history, identifying the fixed edition the reader should cite). The Table of Contents  lists entries that are published or assigned. The Projected Table of Contents  also lists entries which are currently unassigned but nevertheless projected."

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: A Peer-Reviewed Academic Resource   
"The purpose of the IEP is to provide detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia is free of charge and available to all users of the Internet world-wide. The present staff of 25 editors and approximately 200 authors hold doctorate degrees and are professors at colleges and universities around the world, most notably from the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. The submission and review process of articles is the same as that with printed philosophy journals, books and reference works. The authors are specialists in the areas in which they write, and are frequently leading authorities. Submissions are peer reviewed by specialists according to strict criteria."

Wikipedia and Category:Ethics in Wikipedia
"The free encyclopedia anyone can edit."
You can find a special section on Ethics referencing all articles in Wikipedia that are dealing with ethics : "This category puts articles relevant to well-known ethical (right and wrong, good and bad) debates and decisions in one place - including practical problems long known in philosophy, and the more abstract subjects in law, politics, and some professions and sciences. It lists also those core concepts essential to understanding ethics as applied in various religions, some movements derived from religions, and religions discussed as if they were a theory of ethics making no special claim to divine status.
The category also includes articles on non-ethics topics or fictional works or part of works that include a substantial ethical debate."

Online Full-Text

Search in this category if you are looking for a book or an article in full-text. Be aware that you will find the full-text only of books and articles that are out of copyright or that have been published with an open license. The sources listed here under are not specialized in the field of ethics.

Google Books
Google Books has about 10 millions of scanned books already and is growing very fast. Parts of the books are available in full-text from cover to cover, namely books that have fallen in the public domain or orphan books. Books under copyright are only partly available. All books are searchable in the whole full-text, since Google possesses the complete digital scan of the books.

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
"This is a collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy. Its purpose is to help facilitate a person's liberal arts education."

The Online Books Page
"Listing over 35,000 free books on the Web".

E-Books Directory
"E-Books Directory is a free web resource which contains links to free downloadable e-books, technical papers, documents, as well as user contributed content, articles, reviews and comments. E-Books Directory is a service to students, researchers and e-book lovers."

The Open Library
This is a collection of books, some of them available with full-text.

The Universal Digital Library
"The mission is to create a Universal Library which will foster creativity and free access to all human knowledge. As a first step in realizing this mission, it is proposed to create the Universal Library with a free-to-read, searchable collection of one million books, available to everyone over the Internet. Within 10 years, it is our expectation that the collection will grow to 10 Million books. The result will be a unique resource accessible to anyone in the world 24x7, without regard to nationality or socioeconomic background."

Bibliotheca Augustana
This is a collection of classics, with some full-text online.

Directory of Open Access Journals
"The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.
The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.
In short a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals."

ETHOS is a search engine that allows you to find theses produced by UK Higher Education. If the thesis is not available in full-text, you might ask the ETHOS team to digitize it.

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library
"The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education. The online server reaches several million different users each year."

The Paideia Project Online
"Here you have access to the nearly 1000 papers presented at the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, and also order the 12 print volumes from the Philosophy Documentation Center."

Specialized Search Engines and Web Directories

Use this kind of tool if you are looking for websites and web-resources
This is the site where you'll find out what is happening in the area of Education and Development in Africa.

E-corpus (Portal presenting cultural diversity worldwide and specifically in the Euro-Mediterranean region)

Google Scholar
Google scholar is a search engine that will search the web exclusively for academic resources.

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

BELL : The Business Ethics Links Library
Comprehensive starting point for research in corporate ethics and social responsibility. The database provides access to codes of ethics for U.S. companies and trade and professional associations, ethics sites at college and university business programs, industry information resources, and company promotion of social responsibility covering such topics as arts assistance, environmental clean up, charitable giving and community programming."

The WWW Virtual Library (non for profit association established in the Republic and Canton of Geneva)
 "The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. Unlike commercial catalogues, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of the Web, the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the Web."

Documentation Alliance Sud (Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations)
Le fonds documentaire d'InfoDoc comprend différents types de ressources, physiques et virtuels. Toute la documentation peut être consultée en ligne ou gratuitement au centre de documentation.

Philippine eLib (National e-Library of the Philippines, collaborative project of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), University of the Philippines (UP), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

United Nations Digital Library
The United Nations Digital Library (UNDL) currently provides access to over 860,000 speeches, documents, public domain publications, and more. The UNDL is free to access and utilize.

Deep Web Search Engines
A guide developed by Comparitech, Kings Lodge, London Road, Sevenoaks Kent, TM15 6AR, United Kingdom.