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Sat 08 Mar 2008

JSTOR accessible via NLB, even from home

Category : internet

In zoology, many old tomes are still relevant. When I marveled over the directional swimming of "The Swimming Sea Anemone, Boloceroides mcmurrichi", I found two papers that provided the explanations I needed - Josephson & March (1966) and Lawn & Ross (1982). The former was available at the JEB webpage but for latter, I needed my university's JSTOR account for access.

The lovely surprise I had today is that the paper is now available to home users via NLB's JSTOR account; how lovely!

NLB - JSTOR: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences: Vol. 216, No. 1204, p. 315

The National Library Board e-journals section now includes access to JSTOR. The collection provides access to "archived contents of important scholarly journals, mainly in the humanities and social sciences. Researchers are able to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of back issues of journals as they were originally printed. Existing titles are updated and new titles are added on an ongoing basis."

You need to login to your NLB account to use the service. Visit the Digital Library Registration page to acquire a new account.

Adding the NLB proxy for immediate access
Now for a little hint. If you encounter an article in JSTOR via a Google search, all you need to do to gain full access is to add the NLB proxy (".libproxy.nlb.gov.sg") immediately after the initial part of the JSTOR URL. I.e. convert "http://www.jstor.org" into "http://www.jstor.org.libproxy.nlb.gov.sg". Leave the rest of the usually long URL intact. If you are already logged in to your NLB, full access to the article will be revealed; sweet!

nlb proxy JSTOR: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences: Vol. 216, No. 1204, p. 315

Thanks to Ivan Chew for the alert.

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