Thursday, 21 August 2008

The Ireland Collection from JSTOR

The Library has been given free access to a new collection of full-text journals from JSTOR.

The Ireland Collection is the first regional collection hosted by JSTOR, and is being funded in part by a grant to Queens University Belfast from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), through the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the UK. Through this funding the Ireland Collection fees will be waived for non-profit institutions in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The Ireland Collection is an interdisciplinary resource of materials from and about Ireland. Although there are only a handful of titles in the collection at present, at its expected completion in 2009 it will contain a minimum of 2,500 manuscripts, 200 monographs, and 75 ceased and currently publishing journals with moving walls between 1 and 5 years. Complementing JSTOR's existing collections, the Ireland Collection adds resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology. Materials span from the 1780s to the present.

The database is now accessible under "JSTOR Ireland Collection" from our Databases A-Z page.