Resource of the Month
February 2006

Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.

JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization.  It provides an archive of important scholarly journals that cover many disciplines.  This project was originally a project conceived at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as a way to ease the burden on libraries to provide back issues of scholarly journals in a limited amount of space.

Wichita State University Libraries subscribes to the following JSTOR Collections:

Arts & Sciences I General Science
Arts & Sciences II Language & Literature
Arts & Sciences III Mathematics & Statistics
Arts & Sciences IV Music

 How Do I Access JSTOR?

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources / Electronic Databases.  You have the option of looking for it under the subject links or the alphabetic links (  If you are accessing JSTOR from off-campus you will be prompted to enter your Shocker Card number and PIN number for authentication purposes.

Why Should I Use JSTOR?

JSTOR is a comprehensive based journal archive for the humanities.  It is an excellent source for book reviews.  The ability to delineate data selected is an incredible feature.  For the experienced user, the expert search is an invaluable tool. 

Upcoming Workshops

Find Out More About JSTOR

February 7 Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30

Room 224

February 27 Monday 2:00 - 3:00

Room 217

Find out about the latest additions to the database and how to use it.

For more information on how to use JSTOR please contact David Duncan, Humanities Librarian, at or 978-5084.

Features of JSTOR

  • high-resolution, scanned images
  • choice of searching or browsing

Related Websites

For assistance with JSTOR, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Reference Desk (978-3584) or David Duncan, Humanities Librarian (978-5077 or

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