Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


No problem in orientation, document search and location thanks to a simple content standardization. The integration of fixed archives in the site may however be confusing. Material retrieval is possible only by onscreen saving or by SEPoffprint mode.


Simple or advanced keyword-based search feature is provided, with possibility of conducting restricted searches on the article titles or author names


Usually only webpage saving is possible and few options are offered for downloading entries and related texts. Although, a "sep-offprint" tool running under Perl (and needing other softwares though) is downloadable, allowing to configure the all entry and any footnotes for pdf printing

Navigational Aids

Only simple facilities support navigation. A special section is devoted to software requirements and explains how to cite the encyclopedia

User Friendliness

This website shows standardized frames and a simple interface design, providing textual mapping for quick navigation