The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 11, 1999
October 11, 1999
VOL. 29, NO. 7


MSEL Electronic Journal Subscriptions Top 1,600

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

The recent acquisition of three new electronic journal packages provides library users access to hundreds of online journals in a wide range of academic disciplines, and brings the Milton S. Eisenhower Library's total electronic journal subscriptions to well over 1,600.

For science, engineering and clinical medicine, ScienceDirect provides the university a site license to full-text articles in nearly 600 journals. ScienceDirect, published by Elsevier, also covers selected titles in the social sciences, economics and business and management.

The IEEE/IEE Electronic Library from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Institution of Electrical Engineers includes IEEE standards and articles from conference proceedings as well as journal articles. Also included are charts, graphs, diagrams, photographs and illustrative material.

The third package, published by Kluwer Academic Publishing, provides all currently available electronic versions of the library's Kluwer titles, covering science, engineering, humanities, business, law, medicine and social sciences. The library will continue to add electronic versions of Kluwer titles as they become available.

In addition to the three newest packages, the Eisenhower Library provides access to journals and other materials from commercial journal publishers, including Academic Press/IDEAL, Wiley Interscience, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

Many scientific societies provide their journals online, and Eisenhower subscriptions include, among others, the American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, American Mathematical Society, Association for Computing Machinery, American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics.

Other electronic journal access is purchased on a title by title basis, such as Science, provided by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or in small groups, such as several astronomy journals published by the University of Chicago Press for the American Astronomical Society.

Consortia of academic institutions and other organizations have also begun publishing journal packages as alternatives to commercial packages, such as Project MUSE, containing Johns Hopkins University Press journals in the areas of social sciences, humanities and mathematics; JSTOR, containing back files of journals from 475 American and 63 international institutions in social sciences, humanities, math and statistics; and SPARC, or Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, which currently publishes several journals exclusively in electronic format.

For a list of electronic journal titles owned by the Eisenhower Library, visit Milton's Web, the library's Web site, at Click on "Electronic Journals and Newspapers" and choose the subject area or publisher of interest; choosing a subject area leads to an alphabetical list of the electronic journal titles in that discipline.

Titles from the newest packages are still being added to the alphabetical subject lists and to the Horizon catalog. To connect directly to Horizon, go to