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last updated: 4/7/2010





JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization established with the assistance of The Mellon Foundation, provides complete runs of hundreds of important journal titles in more than 30 arts, humanities, and social science disciplines. The full text of these scholarly journals can be browsed online and searched, and the page images can be printed.


All journals in JSTOR start with the first volume. Most include content up to a "moving wall" of 3-5 years ago, although some journals have a fixed ending date for their content in JSTOR.


JSTOR can be accessed from the IUB Libraries Find Information page. Access is available from anywhere on campus or from home if you dial into the IU modem pool.

Searching & Browsing:

With JSTOR, you can search for words in the author and title fields, and in the full-text of all subjects. "Full-text" means everything printed in the original journals, including notes, reviews, editorials, etc. You can also browse through the journal tables of contents.

Printing Articles:

Use the print function on your web browser.

For better quality, use one of JSTOR's print options. To do this you need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer (you may download it free from the JSTOR web site). Alternatively, you can download JSTOR's own printer application.

You can save the full-text articles on your computer in PostScript format, but to read them you will need software that can read PostScript files.  To protect copyright, the full-text articles can only be read or saved as image files. You cannot edit or otherwise manipulate the text without re-typing it.

last updated: 4/7/2010