Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the full text of a growing number of journals that have been indexed in its sister database, Periodicals Index Online.
Periodicals Archive Online contains the full backfiles of over 700 journals, digitized from volume 1, issue 1. Coverage for most titles runs to the end of 2000 or the final issue (whichever is first); journals added more recently terminate at 2005.* In total PAO provides access to over 15 million article pages, representing more than 3 million articles. The program gives undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty and libraries access to a collection of the most historically respected journals.
Periodicals Archive Online spans the full range of the humanities and social sciences, with journals in 37 subject areas. It is international in scope with the inclusion of more than 100 foreign-language titles, of value both to customers in English-speaking countries and internationally.
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* Our policy is to include every issue of each publication in full, from the first. Due to the rarity of some of the original print volumes, there small gaps (issues or pages) for some publications.
Flexible purchase or subscription models are offered for acquiring Periodicals Archive Online content:
Purchase perpetual access to multidisciplinary collections of journals
Smaller subject-specific bundles also available for purchase (in Literature, History, Philosophy and Religion, and a Spanish collection).
Subscribe to the database for an annual fee
NOTE: The add-on subscription packages can only be taken when the customer has the main subscription.
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