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All of MSR now available online

March 3, 2012

A few days ago, I was checking out the University of Chicago Mamluk Studies Resources page, and I noticed something very exciting.  All of the back issues of Mamluk Studies Review, going back to 1997, are now available for free online.  The last time I looked, which was late last year sometime, the 2007 volume was the earliest one available, so they’ve been pretty busy over there.  This is especially exciting for me, since our university library owns exactly zero volumes of MSR, so I’ve had to request a few papers from the earlier issues via Interlibrary Loan.  I’m also excited that they now let you download individual papers, rather than the entire issue.  I can see some advantages to getting the whole issue, depending on how you store your PDFs (and they still give you the option), but it was a real pain keeping track of them this way in my Papers library.

Anyway, this probably isn’t news to anyone interested in MSR, but it’s nice to see that they’ve completed the project and all of the back issues are available online.  I wish more journals would start doing this.

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