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New E-Resources for Literature

JSTOR’s Lives of Literature E-Journal Collection

We have added the newly available “Lives of Literature” collection to our Jstor subscription.  This collection supports advanced literary studies and interdisciplinary research on writers and texts critical to curricula in literature. With its focus on journals that use an author or text as a starting place, Lives of Literature also fulfills a scholarly resource need for in-depth study and courses on a single author or text. It will contain 120 journals that are all new to JSTOR when completed.

Key thematic topics include:

  • Medieval Authors & Texts
  • Modernist Authors
  • Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors
  • Literary Theorists

View the title list at https://www.jstor.org/titlelists/journals/livesoflitext-backfile-collection?filter=head_titles&fileFormat=xls

Further info

Access Jstor via the Databases AZ list, this e-resource is also available to University of Edinburgh alumni.

A user guide to this collection is available from https://guides.jstor.org/livesofliterature


Oxford Bibliographies – Literary and Critical Theory

We have taken out a subscription to Oxford Bibliographies – Literary and Critical Theory which currently contains 70 articles.  As these articles are not yet available in DiscoverEd, please search the Oxford Bibliographies website directly – a user guide is available via the video below.

Further info

The following Oxford Bibliographies modules are available to the University of Edinburgh – American Literature, Anthropology, Biblical Studies, British and Irish Literature, Buddhism, Chinese Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Criminology, Education, Hinduism, International Law, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literary and Critical Theory, Medieval Studies,  Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Victorian Literature.  See http://oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/obo/page/subject-list for individual module title lists.

Access is available via the Databases AZ list.

JSTOR – Arts and Science XV available

jstor_logoWe now subscribe to the Arts and Science XV package from JSTOR.  Arts & Sciences XV has extensive coverage in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, including literature, film, art, music, religion, classical studies, history, education, economics, political science, and sociology.

This collection currently has 81 titles, it will have more than 150 titles by 2018.  See a list of the available titles here.  These have been added to DiscoverEd.  As further titles are made available by JSTOR, these will automatically be added to DiscoverEd.

Further info

JSTOR is also listed on the Databases AZ list.


Jstor access issues


The Jstor website is experiencing intermittent technical issues with authentication.

See first screenshot below – you will be asked to login.  Please try again later as the authentication issues are intermittent.Jstor faulty

The screenshot below is how Jstor should appear on campus – note the University logo.

Jstor ok

Currently, Jstor are unable to provide a timescale on resolution although their technical staff are currently working on the issue.  Updates will appear on their twitter feed – https://twitter.com/JSTORSupport and at http://about.jstor.org/jstor-help-support/jstor-updates?cid=dsp_platform_updates_ad

Apologies for any inconvenience.


JSTOR – additional content now available


We now subscribe to JSTOR Arts & Sciences XIII and Arts & Sciences XIV packages.

The Arts & Sciences XIII Collection adds an increasingly international set of journals in disciplines including Language & Literature, Art & Art History, Philosophy, and Religion. Represented subdisciplines include European church history and the literature of the American West.  The collection offers a global scope. European countries including Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands each contribute several titles, with an additional title published in South Korea, the Journal of Korean Religions.  The collection will contain at least 125 titles by completion.

The Arts & Sciences XIV Collection brings together more than 125 journals devoted to the study of culture and communication, from civilization’s earliest traces to the growth and governance of peoples. All titles are new to the JSTOR platform at the time of launch. Journals in the collection span 17 countries, 23 disciplines, and date back to 1839. They are drawn primarily from the fields of Archaeology, Language & Literature, Communications Studies, Asian Studies, and Political Science.  As this collection was only released last month, not all titles are online yet – these will be added to our catalogue/A-Z list as they become available.

See http://www.jstor.org/action/collectionsAvailable for title lists.  We have added the individual e-journals currently available to our e-journal A-Z list and they will be added to our catalogue/searcher soon.