Integrates content from a lot of different databases. You can cross-search Philosopher's Index, JSTOR, and more using Articles Plus.
Articles Plus allows simultaneous searching of a broad range of articles, books, book reviews, and other collections, including:
• Hundreds of the Library’s article databases
• Over 40,000 journals and periodicals
• The University of Chicago Library catalog
• Digitized collections of documents and images from many organizations
Good starting points for journal articles on the philosophy of biology:
The major database for finding journal articles in philosophy. Try a subject search for "science" or "biology" if you're looking for topics.
Contains citations and abstracts covering scholarly research in the field of philosophy. Covers all major articles from anthologies and books in English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French as well as 480 journals from 38 countries.
A great database to do citation-related research (i.e., find out who else has cited a particular article).
Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 110,000 conference proceedings. You'll find current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage available to 1900. Includes the Science Citation Expanded®, Social Sciences Citation Index®, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index™. Web of Science is especially useful for its citation linking.
A large collection of philosophy journals from the Philosophy Documentation Center (PDC). NOTE: we do NOT have access to all PDC content, so some items may need to be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
POIESIS offers searchable access to the full text of hundreds of current, recent, and back issues of a growing number of philosophy journals.
Search results are presented on a results map, allowing users to see the article title, the journal name and issue, and all of the "hits" with a limited display of text.
Oxford publishes a series of "handbooks" on various branches of philosophy. There are over 50 handbooks total; I've listed the most relevant Oxford Handbook (philosophy of biology) below:
Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy bring together the world's leading scholars to discuss the latest thinking in a range of major topics in philosophy. Containing specially-commissioned essays with extensive referencing to further reading, the handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars and advanced students.
Some good starting points for books on the philosophy of biology:
A collection of topical essays in philosophy of biology -- a good starting point to get a feel for a topic and jump into further research. (Fun Fact: Michael Ruse edited both this volume AND the (competing) Oxford Handbook in Philosophy of Biology.)
WorldCat is a database that allows researchers to search the combined catalogs of hundreds of libraries around the world. It contains more than 52 million records for books, journals, audiovisual materials and more. This source can help researchers find items, verify citations, and identify which libraries hold a particular title.