Limited historical coverage in cyberspace makes seeking subjects about the early twentieth century challenging using the open web. Gregor Mendel is no stranger on the Web. But to discover how he was viewed in the biological literature in 1902 can be a real challenge. Getting the scoop on Mendelian genetics is no problem with the JSTOR archive’s excellent coverage of over 450 journals from their earliest issues. H.M. Brigg Library’s research databases page (http://lib.sdstate.edu/databases/) provides a link to this excellent resource. The journals included in the archive cover a variety of subjects including arts, sciences, business, health and literature. Searching can be done across disciplines or by subject collection. This rich resource provides valuable historical coverage on many different subjects.
Mary Caspers-Graper-Acquisitions Librarian