Philosophy: Writing Guides and other Research Resources

Find articles, ebooks and databases on philosophy. Browse resources on central philosophers, find internet philosophy treasures and learn about writing philosophy.

Services for Researchers

Altmetrics services:

Reference Management Tools

EndNote has been purchased for the use of staff and students on the university's computers. Staff may also use EndNote on their computers at home. The installation media for the program can be found in the software distribution service in the software portal in the university network.
EndNote Guides

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. More info at Mendeley website.

Mendeley-opas (in Finnish / Tampere University Library)
Mendeley LibGuide (Elsevier)
Mendeley Help Guides

Zotero 5.0 is a free of charge program that anyone can download on their computer. Zotero Connector is a browser extension allowing you to save content to Zotero. More info at Zotero website and Zotero Quick Start Guide.

Article Impact


Databases for Citation analysis

Article Level Metrics - Altmetrics

Traditional metric tools disregard new types of scholarly communication. Altmetrics can be used to measure how scholarly articles are being shared, used and discussed in the social media and publisher sites.

Altmetric Explorer
The Altmetric Explorer / University of Helsinki gathers data related to journal articles from news stories, blog posts, tweets, and postings related to scholarly articles and creates a score based on information from each of the data sources examined.

Altmetric Bookmarklet
Install the Altmetric Bookmarklet and get article level metrics of the papers you are reading.

Examples of databases and publishers who offer altmetric services:

ORCID Author Identifier


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. Include your ORCID identifier in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work. In the future, using ORCID will reduce the need to enter data into a variety of different systems.

The University hopes that every researcher registers for an ORCID ID for publications, datasets, and other research outputs.

Create an ORCID id or add an existing ORCID id in your TUHAT profile, see instructions .

ORCID and other IDs

Open Access archiving / University of Helsinki

Self-archiving to TUHAT

Researchers affiliated with the University to self-archive their scientific articles in the University’s Open Access repository HELDA via the research information system TUHAT.

  • The version to upload is, if possible (taking notice of publisher´s conditions), the final accepted manuscript (after peer-review, before the publisher’s typesetting).
  • Always retain the final draft of your article. If necessary, request it to yourself from the corresponding author.

  • Our instructions take notice of alignments for Open Science defined by Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

  • More information on researchers' information use on TUHAT-guide.

Library Databases

Philosophy Dictionaries Online

Keep Current


Social networks for researchers make your research visible and help you to discover the latest research while collaborating with others.

Remote Access

Electronic resources are available in the network of University of Helsinki or through remote access. Accessing the electronic resources from outside the library locations via a remote connection requires a University user account.

Find a Journal for your Manuscript

Publication Forum

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Philosophy Events in University of Helsinki



UH researcher, send author´s accepted manuscript file to be deposited in the library:

Please, attach also publication information (title / number) to come.

NB! If you have research funding from the Academy of Finland (from 2021 onward), please include this information in to your message.

We will find out publishing policy and conditions. Additional information: article versions.
If you are unsure which version of your publication you are entitled to self-archive, send all versions to us.