REP Online was launched in 2001, building on the acclaimed ten volume print version published in 1998, edited by Edward Craig. Selected by Library Journal as one of its 50 Sources for the Millennium and recognised by the American Library Association as an Outstanding Reference Source, REP was recently acclaimed by Refer, Journal of the ISG (Information Services Group) in 2012 as ‘Clean, clear, intuitive: everything one can hope for in a resource like this. This brilliant resource is a must have for any institution offering Philosophy courses’.
Updated and revised regularly, with more than 300 new articles added since 2001, REP Online is a living, growing resource that develops along with the discipline itself. Each year the REP editorial team, led since 2011 by General Editor Tim Crane, delivers a diverse range of new material, including newly commissioned articles by leading scholars, ensuring it remains the essential philosophy reference source for students of Philosophy and related disciplines. REP Online also provides editorially reviewed links to other sites and resources on the web and periodic upgrades of the user environment. In keeping with the print set's tradition of first class editorial work and unparalleled breadth of subject matter, all new and revised entries are carefully integrated into the REP style and format and are connected to earlier material by the same kind and level of cross-referencing.