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JSTOR: New, free journal database now available to all alumni

June 07, 2013

Tufts Alumni and the university’s library services are proud to announce a new, free benefit for all alumni: access to JSTOR’s digital archive of more than 1,700 core academic journals and more than one million images, letters, and other primary sources.

From criminal justice to South American archaeology, urban education to cancer development, feminism to folklore, there’s a journal to peak any interest and aid almost any research. Full-text back issues of scholarly journals and primary sources in science, history, economics, political science, mathematics, and other fields are now available for all alumni. JSTOR provides complete coverage of a journal from its first volume typically to volumes published within the last 3-5 years

“Everyone is excited about this new alumni service,” says Tim Brooks, executive director of alumni relations, “especially graduates who grew accustomed to using JSTOR for free during their years at Tufts and loved JSTOR for the vast amount of information and reference material they could find, easily retrieve, and use for assignments or personal interest.”

All of the collections teams from the Tufts libraries—including the professional schools—continuously work together to ensure that all alumni database needs are being met. Thanks to this collections team and Tufts Alumni, Tufts is among the first universities participating in JSTOR’s Alumni Access program.

Adds Brooks, “As alumni who haven’t used this database become more familiar with this service, I predict they’ll come back again and again. This partnership between alumni relations and the libraries keeps getting more exciting as we join forces to make these new benefits available to all alumni, free of charge!”

Since 2005, the collections teams at Tufts have sought and provided opportunities to expand database services to alumni. JSTOR joins ABI/INFORM Research, Expanded Academic ASAP, Ovid MEDLINE, and RefWorks, as a database that the alumni association and the Tufts libraries make available to alumni at no charge.

Says Laura Walters, associate director of teaching and research at Tisch Library, “The Tufts Libraries were among the first in the country to provide access for alumni to important databases. We’re delighted to continue to work with the Office of Alumni Relations to expand our offerings to alumni.”  

Tufts Online Community members can access JSTOR today via the "Library Databases" link. Not a member yet? Join the Tufts Online Community today to start using JSTOR and other library databases. Plus you’ll get access to the alumni directory, the Tufts Career Advisory Network, and much more.



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