We have online access to a large number of journals and newspapers. The terms governing our access vary considerably, and can change with the passage of time. One of the most important aspects of our access is the extent to which it is dependable and permanent. Following is an attempt to illustrate the range of stability of our electronic offerings.
The most stable and permanent situation is when we have a subscription with the publisher to a specific journal or packaged group of journals (e.g. Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis). In this case we have guaranteed permanent access to all material published during the years of our subscription. Often we will also have access to a backfile of material published before our subscription started. In some cases we are assured continuing access to this backfile, while in other cases ongoing access to any material dating from before the start of our subscription is not guaranteed. Continue reading