Database of the Month — JSTOR

Starting January this year, we are going to have “Database of the Month” for 12 months of 2014. We would like to introduce and promote one database each month for our students, faculty and staff, for you to incorporate it into your research. For January we present one of the most popular databases on campus — JSTOR.

Given the popularity of JSTOR and its wide research needs, the library recently has acquired more contents on JSTOR. Woohoo! The new content provides core journals in several additional disciplines including: archaeology; classics; and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies. The added collection also represents the largest cluster of health policy titles in JSTOR and the largest collection of international titles with over 15 countries represented.

Some of you may already know JSTOR is a full text database that contains back-issues articles. Some of the most recent published journal issues may not be available. However, several publishers provide links to the recent content on their own website, and you can include these article citations in your JSTOR search by checking the “Include links to external contents.”

Here’s a tutorial from JSTOR YouTube channel to get your started on the Advance Search.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate ask a reference librarian, or email us If you have questions regarding accessing databases, please contact Chenfang, or 831-1445.