Q. Why can I access the most recent articles of a journal but an older article, in the same journal, is not available?
Vendors often split their e-journal packages between current content and archival content (backfiles). As such, you may be able to access recent articles from a journal but when you click on an article from 1990, access is denied. The typical cut-off date is between 1993 and 1995.
As backfiles can be costly, we must consider such purchases when appropriate for the collection and when financially feasible.