My perception, based on my own anecdata.
Honestly, I have nothing against JSTOR - love it, as a matter of fact. It’s just for whatever reason it’s never the first database I think of sending students to. But when I get instruction requests from faculty, JSTOR is often the VERY FIRST one. Or sometimes they’ll tell me, “I’ve already shown them JSTOR, so I’d like you to cover the other resources.”
(Also note: NOT TO SCALE.)
Edited to add: The Pinakes makes a good point. This is definitely an attitude I encounter much more with Social Sciences and Humanities professors. I don’t really have a lot of contact with Sciences faculty.
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- pcon32 said: What is it about JSTOR? I agree that it is never the 1st place I start when helping with research but faculty seem to think it is the holy grail.
- thepinakes said: It depends on discipline. Humanities and history? Yeah, those faculty think of JSTOR. But it would never occur to health or science faculty, since those fields demand the most current content, which JSTOR doesn’t have.
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