The Bioethics Research Library

The Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University is an interdisciplinary and multi-format collection on ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment. More »

Welcome to the Bioethics Research Library

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View new titles at the BRL, all materials at off-campus shelving, or all journal/serial holdings of the BRL.

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Selected resources

  • EthxWebEthxWeb — a richly indexed database that consolidates interdisciplinary bioethics material covering 1974-2009. Explore more databases prepared by the BRL.
  • PubMedPubMed — comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. View recently added documents in core bioethics journals or limit to free full text documents.
  • Philosopher's IndexPhilosopher's Index — the primary index to the literature of philosophy. Available online if your library has purchased a subscription to the database.key
  • PhilPapersPhilPapers — a comprehensive directory of online philosophical articles and books by academic philosophers.
  • EthicsShareEthicShare — a community website to research, share, collaborate, and participate in the field of ethics.
  • BELITBELIT (Bioethics Literature Database) — provides access to approximately 470,000 records from integrated German, American and French databases.
  • Google ScholarGoogle Scholar — provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
For a list of all academic databases available at Georgetown University view the A to Z Database List.

Online Access at Georgetown University

Off campus access

Many databases provide links to full text. If you need access to a specific article or journal try the following:

Google Scholar

Look for "Find full-text @ GU" (or a library link) for article access.

Google Scholar

Find journals by title or ISSN

Browse Bioethics Journals

View full text options for an article

If you have the citation already, you may use the citation linker tool to look up full text options at Georgetown University.

Request an article or journal

Georgetown-affiliated users can request materials through Article Reach, Consortium Loan Service, or InterLibrary Loan. Learn how to request an article or journal title.

Guide to finding articles

Not affiliated with Georgetown University?

The Bioethics Research Library participates in InterLibrary Loan, including DOCLINE, and you may request articles via your local library's Interlibrary Loan program.