JSTOR contains over 1500 international periodicals within the disciplines humanities, social and natural sciences, with many hundreds of scholastic articles. What is special about an article database such as this is the direct access to articles in which a great part of the research is published.
Subjects it covers
In JStor one finds articles and reviews in full text which can be downloaded, as well as references to articles and books. Of particular interest to borrowers at Danmarks Kunstbibliotek are the roughly 650 periodicals within the fields of art history and architectural history, as well as bibliographic book entries. Examples of the periodicals Burlington Magazine 1903-2007, The Art Bulletin 1919-2009 and Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 1932-2007. JSTOR has both many up-to-date but also many older digital periodicals. Since the articles are made accessible via a “moving wall” of five years, recent articles can still be found by requesting the physical periodicals via the Library catalogue.
How do I use it?
There is access to the database from Danmarks Kunstbibliotek, where the full text document is opened/downloaded in pdf format. If you are a student or employed by Copenhagen University you can also use JStor from home via the University’s remote access.
How do I search?
JStor offers both ordinary and advance search functions, and can search by author, subject heading, title, year etc. Books, periodicals and pamphlet are distinguished from each other via tabs in the result list. In addition one can either browse by subject, title or periodical to gain an overview of the database. Help with searching is also forthcoming at the Library.