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Description: JSTOR is a database that contains full-text scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR is not the best source for current articles; journal issues are typically added to JSTOR three to five years after publication in what is referred to as a moving wall. It is a great source for older articles as some journals go back as far as the 1800s. There are multiple collections within JSTOR; the University of Missouri - St. Louis has access to the following JSTOR Collections:

  • Arts & Sciences I includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, It also contains titles in the more science-oriented fields of ecology, mathematics, and statistics.
  • Arts & Sciences II 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 additional 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. Additional interdisciplinary titles broaden the scope of coverage to include folklore, feminist & women's studies.
  • Arts & Sciences IV has a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration. Among the titles are highly influential and diverse publications from leading professional organizations in the fields of business and the social sciences.
  • Ecology and Botany I contains twenty-nine titles in two important fields within the life sciences. Founded with the assistance of the Ecological Society of America, it contains this society's premier research journals alongside a range of titles broadly focused on ecosystems. Topics covered by the ecology journals are wide-ranging, from biodiversity and climate change to conservation and experimental biology. The botany titles encompass a range of subjects such as plant biology, systematic botany, and taxonomy, and include some of the oldest botanical journals in the world.
  • Health & General Sciences features over 25 important historical scientific journals and top publications in the health sciences. It includes titles from the Royal Society of London--which date back to the 17th century; Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS); and titles from the BMJ Publishing Group, including BMJ: British Medical Journal.
  • Early Journal Content contains journals published in the United States before 1923 and published in other countries before 1870. It includes scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences. The Early Journal Content is freely available and partially overlaps our subscribed content.

Researchers and students may also be interested in JSTOR's Data for Research beta site, a free, self-service tool that allows computer scientists, digital humanists, and other researchers to select and interact with content on JSTOR. Created in 2008, Data for Research enables exploration of both scholarly journal literature (more than 7 million journal articles) and a set of primary resources (26,000 19th Century British Pamphlets).

The Data for Research site contains a set of web-based tools, including:
  • a powerful faceted search interface that can be leveraged to define content of interest through an iterative process of searching and results filtering
  • word frequencies, citations, key terms, and ngrams utilized for conducting analysis of document-level data
  • topic modeling (classification of subject headings at the article level), a powerful tool for content selection and filtering
  • downloadable datasets containing word frequencies, citations, key terms, or ngrams associated with the content selected
  • visualization tools

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Subjects: Multidisciplinary, Foreign Language, Political Science/Public Policy/Law
Types: Book Reviews