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More about JSTOR

The Washington University Libraries is a charter member of JSTOR. JSTOR, a project begun with a grant from the Mellon Foundation, seeks to digitize the complete back runs of selected journals in the humanities and social sciences, and make them available to subscribers on the Internet. All titles are available from volume 1 of each title (whatever year that may be) to the volume for 3-5 years ago, usually. The goal of the project is to archive historical data, not compete with publishers who may be providing access to recent volumes of their journal titles.

About JSTOR: Format and Printing

JSTOR is an image database; that is, the database is made up of images of the actual journal pages. You do need access to the Internet via a graphical web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, or Firefox, in order to use JSTOR. You can view the page images in your browser, or with Adobe Acrobat.

It is possible to search the JSTOR database by keyword, either within a particular journal title, within a category of journal titles (such as all History titles), or across all JSTOR titles. You may limit your search in various ways, such as by year.

If you have questions or comments about JSTOR, please send them to library.webmaster@wumail.wustl.edu or contact your subject librarian.

Need assistance with this database?
Contact the Olin Library Help Desk, at 935-5410, or your Subject Librarian.