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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Library adds JSTOR to its list of databases

JSTOR is a not–for–profit organization dedicated to helping the scholarly community discover, use, and build upon a wide range of intellectual content in a trusted digital archive. Its overarching aims are to preserve a record of scholarship for posterity and to advance research and teaching in cost–effective ways. It operates a research platform that deploys information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. It collaborate with organizations that can help us achieve our objectives and maximize the benefits for the scholarly community.

NHCC now has the Arts & Sciences I Collection. 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 fifteen disciplines.

Students and faculty/staff may use JSTOR by going to the library's website (www.nhcc.edu/student_resources/library) and selecting the link "Search article databases." JSTOR is the fourth database down in the resulting list. Access is available both on- and off-campus, via a proxy server.

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