Did you know…about JSTOR?

What is JSTOR?

JSTOR stands for “Journal Storage.” It is an online archive of scholarly journals in a variety of disciplines.

How do I get to JSTOR?

JSTOR has links on Pfau Library’s list of Databases A-Z and on many of our Databases by Subject pages.

What dates are covered in JSTOR?

Only older volumes are included, not current ones. Each journal publisher establishes a “moving wall” time period, usually the most recent 3 to 5 years, for which the journal will not be available in JSTOR. Beyond the moving wall, full text is normally available back to the first issue of the journal.

What content do we have access to?

Basically, everything JSTOR offers. (Journal collections: Arts & Sciences I through V, Arts & Sciences Complement, and Biological Sciences.) These subscriptions are funded centrally for the entire CSU system.

JSTOR sometimes links out to content in other databases, such as ARTstor (which we do not subscribe to) or current issues of journals at publisher web sites (which we may or may not subscribe to). If you have a question about a specific title, just ask us.

Why does it look different now?

JSTOR recently underwent a major redesign. Some good points: JSTOR now offers a clear link to the PDF version of each article for saving or printing, rather than insisting that you go through several screens of print/download options. You also have the option of establishing a personal folder (MyJSTOR) where you can store desired articles for later use.

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