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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the library open?

When is the library information desk staffed?

  • The library information desk is staffed from 11:00 AM from 2:00 PM Monday to Friday.

Can I borrow material if I’m not a student, staff or faculty member?

What is a COPPUL Card?

What newspapers do you have in the library?

How do I cite references in a bibliography?

Database FAQ

JSTOR FAQ

What is JSTOR?

JSTOR is a digital archive collection of core scholarly journals. The journals have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which were published as far back as the nineteenth century.

What is available through JSTOR?

There are many titles in JSTOR Brandon University has access to journals in all collections. For a complete list of the journals available see this page.

Do I have to be on the BU Campus to use JSTOR?

You either have to be on campus or use our method for accessing on campus resources from off campus.

Can I email articles from JSTOR?

No. You can email citations or links to articles, but not articles.

What is the “Moving Wall” in JSTOR?

The “moving wall” represents the time period between the last issue available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal. It is specified by publishers in their license agreements with JSTOR, and generally ranges from 3 and 5 years. For more information, see JSTOR’s page on the moving wall.