Globalization:  A Research Guide to Resources in the Princeton University Library

Journals / Newspapers 
Full Text Aggregate Sources
2.  Journals - Aggregate Full Text
3.  Newspapers - Aggregate Full Text

1.  JSTOR , the Journal Storage Project, subscription database.
JSTOR, the electronic journal archive project of the Mellon Foundation,  is an especially useful source of scholarly articles on Globalization. Its highly selective nature yields results from journals that matter.   JSTOR can be accessed on the Library Home Page under Digital Collections, then Journals, then Project.  Choose any JSTOR journal, and then click on " search or browse other journals in JSTOR".   JSTOR holds only a few hundred journal titles, but its great strength is in both the essential nature of the journals included and in its unique ability to provide those journals in electronic full text from the beginning of publication, sometimes for a hundred years or more, to a "rolling wall" of the last two to three years. 

Journal subject groups in JSTOR include: Business, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, Geography, History, Political Science, Population Studies, and Sociology.  Journals in ethnic and area studies include African American Studies, African Studies, Asian Studies,  Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, and Slavic Studies. 

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2. Journals:  Commerical Aggregate Sources, subscription databases. Out of the numerous databases to which the Princeton Uniersity Library subscribes, five large aggregate commercial journal databases are of special note. These provide powerful indexing, and also in most cases direct full text or linked full text via the SXF utility..While there is overlap between them, there is also significant unique coverage.

  • Ebsco Academic Search (Varies, 1990s forward.) Very broad range, many exclusives.
  • Factiva - Dow Jones (Mid 1990s to date, some earlier). Covers many industry and general interest publications not otherwise available, including many non-U.S.
  • ProQuest Central (About 1990, some earlier..) Multidisciplinary database covering business, economics, health, medical, news, world affairs, technology, social sciences, and popular culture..
  • Web of Science (ISI)   The broadest range of journals in Sciences, (from 1900), Social Sciences, (from 1898), and Arts and Humanities, (from 1975), all dates coming up to the present.
  • Wilson OmniFile   (Covers 1982 to the preent.) Multi-disciplinary articles in agriculture, applied science and technology, art, biology, business, education, general science, humanities, law, library and information science, social sciences, as well as popular appeal titles.  

3.  Newspapers:  Aggregate Sources,  subscription databases.
e The following aggregate databases each provides access to the full text of hundreds of newspapers. 

  • Access World News - Newsbank The broadest coverage of local and regional newspapers in the U.S. and all over the world, with very deep back files.
  • Factiva - Dow Jones (Dates vary.) Many major national and regional newspapers, including Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and the Nikkei Weekly,
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Relatively small number of titles, but excellent coverage of those. Best access to New York Times.
  • ProQuest Central (Dates vary) Both U.S. and foreign titles, regional and local papers.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers A treasure-trove of historical files of more than two dozen newspapers from beginning of p;ublicaiton. Most U.S., some U.K..

Some publications are found in several of these sources, such as the Economist of London, while coverage of others is unique to particular databases.  Increasingly, charts and images are being added to the electronic content; in some cases, it is still necessary to go to the Micfofilm copies. .Microfilm copies of the entire New York Times and Wall Street Journal, as they were printed, are available in the Microforms Library on C Level of Firestone Library.  Until the film is received, usually six weeks or so from date of publication, paper copies are kept in the Social Science Reference Center and at several other campus locations. 

Page last updated  12 July 2010 in the Princeton University Library.