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Is an online archive of scholarly journals which contains high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated.
covers many subject areas
Dates of Coverage:
varies by title (1665 is the earliest year covered)
varies by title
more than 2,179 journals
There is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR. Arts & Sciences I -- Includes the back runs of 115 titles in 15 disciplines. Arts & Sciences II -- Includes the back runs of 122 titles in 27 disciplines. Arts & Sciences III -- Focused on the arts and humanities, contains 152 titles. Arts & Sciences IV -- Contains 108 titles in Law, Psychology, and Public Policy as well as some Business and Education titles. Arts & Sciences V -- With 140 titles in philosophy, history, classics, religion, art and art history, and language and literature. Arts & Sciences VI -- With 143 titles, extends coverage in disciplines across the social sciences, with clusters focused in economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies. Arts & Sciences VII -- Has over 185 titles across thirty-five disciplines in History, Political Science, Sociology, Art and Art History, Language, Literature, and Health Policy. Arts & Sciences VIII -- With 170 titles, this collection includes journals in history, language & literature, art & art history, and education, philosophy, classical studies, and music. Arts & Sciences IX -- With 181 titles, this collection includes journals in archaeology, anthropology, sociology, business, economics, population studies, and political science. Arts & Sciences X -- With 127 titles, this collection includes journals in business, sociology, education, public policy & administration, history of science, technology, medicine, transportation studies, and development studies. Arts & Sciences XI -- With 142 titles, this collection includes journals in language & literature, history, art & art history, architecture, classical studies, and music. Arts & Sciences XII -- With 132 titles, this collection includes journals in law, political science, education, sociology, criminology, social work, psychology, and Asian studies. Arts & Sciences XIII -- With 142 titles, this collection includes journals in language & literature, philosophy, religion, art & art history, music, history, and classical studies Arts & Sciences XV -- With 160 titles, this collection includes journals in Jewish studies, mathematics, language & literature, history, and philosophy Life Sciences Collection -- At its completion, it will comprise a minimum of 160 titles spanning disciplines in the biological, health, and general sciences.
Is a worldwide online union catalog that offers bibliographic and holdings information for thousands of libraries.
covers countless subjects
Dates of Coverage:
1000 C.E. to present
more than 453 million item records
more than 2.8 billion holdings records
It includes manuscripts written as early as the 11th century as well as books cataloged yesterday. It would be a challenge to name a book that would not have a record in this database. Numerous journal articles are also available through WorldCat.
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Widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and use of words. This is the only English dictionary that aims to trace the first recorded use of every sense of every word, to show when it entered the language. Also included in OED Online is the Historical Thesaurus which groups senses and words in the OED according to their subject, and orders them by date of first use. It functions as a taxonomic index of language history.
English language etymology - covers British, American, and other varieties of English, and all types of usage from formal to slang
Dates of Coverage:
over 1000 years of English
four times a year with thousands of new and revised meanings