November 6, 2012

JSTOR Is Back!

Ashland University Library once again has access to nearly 1,000 scholarly journals in JSTOR JSTOR is the preeminent historical collection of academic journals across a broad range of disciplines.  What distinguishes JSTOR from other databases is that instead of emphasizing recent content, JSTOR has assembled an archive of major journals from their earliest available issue up to about five years before the current year.

Ashland's subscription includes the JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections I-IV and VII.  You can see which JSTOR journals are available to us using JSTOR's Browse by Title function.  Green circles beside the journal titles indicate the titles and volumes to which we have access.

Over the coming weeks we will be adding records for these journals to the Library Catalog, so that a title search in the Library Catalog will be the quickest way to see whether we have access to any given journal, as it is now for journals in other databases.  We'll post a note to this blog when all JSTOR titles have been added to the Catalog.

We will also be adding our JSTOR holdings to our OLinks file.  When that is complete the "Find It" links in other databases will link directly to individual JSTOR articles.

Let us know if you have any questions about JSTOR.  You can call the Reference desk at 419-289-5402, e-mail us at, or text us at 419-768-6106.

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