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JSTOR Database Guide: JSTOR LibGuide

An introduction to the JSTOR database.

JSTOR Access

Anyone may access JSTOR from within the library on our public terminals.   Off-campus access requires a current LancerPoint username and password.


 is collection of academic journals in various disciplines. Unlike many databases JSTOR does not have the most recent publications. Its primary function is to preserve access to journals for future researchers. Journal issues are typically added to JSTOR 3 to 5 years after publication in what is referred to as a moving wall.

There are multiple collections within JSTOR and the PCC Library does not subscribe to all collections; consequently, a journal that is said to be in JSTOR may not be available in our version of JSTOR.