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Sample Journal Titles

These titles are examples of journals in the median price range, neither the most expensive nor the least expensive.

College Journal Titles 1999 2004 Inflation
Education Comparative Education $572 $1,140 99%
Ethnic Studies Journal of Black Studies $305 $547 79%
Business Journal of Business Ethics: JBE $748 $1,510 101%
Humanities Journal of Psycholinguistic Research $570 $902 58%
Creative Arts Media, Culture & Society $279 $731 62%
Science & Engr Nature $691 $1,030 49%
Behavioral & Social Sciences Sex Roles $734 $1,114 52%
Health & Human Services Sports Medicine $549 $1,122 104%

From 1998/99 to 2003/04, the Library's collections budget has increased a total of 14.8%.

The U.S. Periodical Price Index (published every May in American Libraries and the Bowker Annual) has shown an 8% to 12% price increase in nearly every year since 1989. In that same period, the Consumer Price Index has increased only by 2% to 5% annually.

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