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Who should use this database?

Students and faculty in the Arts and Sciences looking for older, full text articles.

What kinds of materials are referenced in the database?

The Arts & Sciences I Established in 1997, JSTOR's first collection includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics. Overall, there are 119 titles in twenty-one disciplines.

The Arts & Sciences II Collection is home to 127 titles. This collection adds depth to many disciplines introduced in Arts & Sciences I, such as economics, history, and Asian studies. Arts & Sciences II also offers core journals in several new disciplines, such as archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies.

Arts & Sciences III includes journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. There are 151 titles in this collection.

Arts & Sciences IV This collection has a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration. There are 112 titles in this collection.

With a minimum of 120 titles, the Arts & Sciences VI Collection will extend JSTOR's coverage in disciplines across the social sciences, with clusters focused in economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies.

The Health & General Sciences Collection features over 25 important historical scientific journals and top publications in the health sciences, offering published scientific research dating as far back as 1665. The collection includes publications of the Royal Society of London, which extend back to the 17th century, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, which dates from the early 20th century. A cluster of titles in nursing and epidemiology is also available through the Health & General Sciences Collection today. There is no overlap with any Arts & Sciences Collection or the Biological Sciences Collection.

What years does the database cover?

It varies by title. JSTOR's unique mission is to archive the back issues of journals (which are usually unavailable online), and to leave the current issues to other services. Consequently the current three to five years of any particular title will not be available through JSTOR, but the entire backfile usually is. Here are just a few examples:

Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vols. 1-55, 1936-1995
Journal of Animal Ecology, Vols. 1-66, 1932-1997
The American Economic Review, Vols. 1-87, 1911-1997
Journal of Negro Education, Vols. 1-64, 1932-1995
The American Historical Review, Vols. 1-100, 1895-1995
American Journal of Mathematics, Vols. 1-117, 1878-1995
Mind, Vols. 1-16, 1876-1891; New Series, Vols. 1-102, 1892-1993
American Journal of Sociology, Vols. 1-105 (Issue 6), 1895-2000

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