Learn about JSTOR and Artstor resources available to EISZ institutions and the options for different account types, how to request trial access, and more.

About EISZ

EISZ supports higher education and research with a national license agreement for databases that eligible institutions can subscribe to and access. EISZ helps publishers and distributors present new products and services, and they organize courses to help users utilize these databases to their full potential.


JSTOR is a digital library for the intellectually curious. As a mission-driven not-for-profit, we partner with libraries, museums, and publishers to reduce costs, extend access, and preserve scholarship for the future. We are committed to providing affordable fees that fit many different communities and institution types, and we have never raised our fees since we launched in 1996.

JSTOR brings together journals, books, images, and primary sources on a platform with innovative tools for teaching and research. By combining scholarship and primary sources in the same environment, JSTOR strengthens the depth and quality of research, inspires innovative connections, and generates unexpected discoveries.

JSTOR resources available to EISZ members

  • JSTOR archival journal collections: Our high-quality, curated journal collections provide full-run coverage and long-term preservation. These collections include the full-text articles of more than 2,600 academic journals that span more than 50 disciplines. The collections are designed to offer institutions the flexibility of choosing the materials most appropriate for their needs. Collection descriptions, full titles lists, and discipline strengths are available on our website.
  • Artstor is the most extensive image resource for educational and scholarly use. Artstor’s images are also now discoverable on JSTOR; users at institutions that subscribe to both services can work with more than 2.5 million photographs, artworks, architectural plans, and other visuals–all rights-cleared for education and research. An additional 760,000 images are also freely accessible to everyone.
  • Request trial access: EISZ institutions that do not currently participate in JSTOR or Artstor can sign up for free trial access to aid your evaluation—simply submit your request here.
  • Open and free content: As part of our mission to improve access to knowledge and education, we are complementing the scholarship you know and rely on with a rapidly growing array of openly available journals, books, research reports, images, and primary sources from collections around the world.

Options for different EISZ institution types

We offer tiered fees and flexible purchasing options for libraries and organizations. We adjust our fees based on your institution’s size, type, and country.

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Higher education institutions | Government and non-profit research institutions

  • The JSTOR  Essential Collection includes the Arts & Sciences I-VIII and Mathematics & Statistics packages. This collection contains foundational content in the humanities and social sciences, with nearly 700 core titles across 45 disciplines. The journals in this collection serve both basic and advanced research and teaching needs for two- and four-year institutions.
  • Alternatively, higher education institutions can choose from individual JSTOR archival journal collections to best meet your needs–including multi-discipline, discipline-specific, and thematic collections. We have never raised our archival journal collection fees since we launched in 1996.
  • Primary Sources across four collections supporting research and teaching in the humanities, social sciences, and science can also be licensed individually.
  • The Artstor collection provides access to Artstor’s more than 2.5 million photographs, artworks, architectural plans, and other visuals for a single fee.

Public libraries


  • A single JSTOR collection package for museums provides access to nearly all archival journal collections for one set of fees.
  • The Artstor collection provides access to Artstor’s more than 2.5 million photographs, artworks, architectural plans, and other visuals for a single fee.