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Thanks to generous support from the Friends of the SMU Libraries, the Central University Libraries have purchased JSTOR's Arts & Sciences Collections (numbers IV, V, VI and VII). The acquisition brings the total number of JSTOR journal titles available to the SMU community to over 1,000, more than doubling the number of JSTOR titles previously available at SMU.

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JSTOR was founded in 1995 to build trusted digital archives for scholarship. The JSTOR archive includes leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and related titles. The most recently published issues (past 3-5 years) are not available. However, CUL staff provide a linking service from JSTOR to aid users in finding recently published journal content.

Disciplines covered in SMU's newly acquired collections include business, education, law, psychology, public policy and administration, literary reviews, state historical journals, philosophy, history, classics, religion, art and art history, language and literature, economics, linguistics, political science, area studies, sociology, and health policy. JSTOR collection title lists are available at

Individual journal titles in the JSTOR collections may be accessed via the SMU Libraries catalog ( and from the SMU Online Resources electronic journals menu available at