Thanks to an alumna gift supporting access, the well-liked, scholarly journal archive JSTOR is being made accessible at no charge to graduates of Agnes Scott College who request access through McCain Library. JSTOR offers backfiles (and not always although some of the most recent issues) of core academic journals in many disciplines. JSTOR limits the number of libraries with which it is partnering on this pilot. When we informally polled alumnae on Facebook, there was overwhelming enthusiasm for the idea, so we are happy that it’s worked out.
ASC undergraduates use JSTOR heavily, so that fondness must continue after Commencement! If you are applying to grad school and need sources for a writing sample, or just want to stay connected to more than a thousand academic journals and primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world’s most trusted sources for academic content.
Alumnae who earned an Agnes Scott College degree and who are in good standing with McCain Library may email us requesting remote JSTOR access. You will be sent a link with which to create a My JSTOR account. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with “Alumnae access to JSTOR” in the subject line.
Note: Our other research database license agreements do not permit remote access for alumnae; however, you may use them on site at visitor computers. If you are a Georgia resident, contact your local public library about access to their GALILEO databases, and if you are no longer in Georgia, ask what databases your local public library provides.