See 5. Databases

5.9. JSTOR: journal storage

JSTOR: journal storage

JSTOR's mission is to help the scholarly community take advantage of advances in information technologies. JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated.

JSTOR offers both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific collections. These options are designed to provide flexibility for libraries and institutions to choose the sets of journals and collection growth paths that are most appropriate for their needs.

Go to JSTOR by clicking here.

ITC Library has access to:

  • General Science Collection
  • Arts & Sciences I Collection
  • Arts & Sciences II Collection
  • Arts & Sciences IV Collection

Staff and students are able to read and print articles at any time and from any networked location in the ITC building.

JSTOR's agreements with publishers include an updating provision referred to as a "moving wall".
The purpose of the moving wall is to ensure that participants can rely on JSTOR to be the trusted archive for the journal archives, while also giving publishers protection from the threat of lost revenues if recent issues were available in the database.
It is not JSTOR's intention to motivate subscribers, whether they be libraries or individuals, to cancel their subscriptions because recent issues are available in JSTOR.
The moving wall is a fixed period of time, in most cases ranging from 2 to 5 years, that defines the gap between the most recently published issue of any journal and the date of the most recent issue available in JSTOR.

Several publishers do provide links to the recent content on their own websites, and you can search the article citations using the JSTOR search engine. If your institution provides access to these other sources, you can go directly to these articles through links in JSTOR.

Video tutorials are available on how to search JSTOR, how to perform an advanced search, and many more on:

When to use

To find full text articles in certain journals or to search for articles in certain subject fields.