By combining essential scholarship and primary sources in the same environment, JSTOR strengthens the depth and quality of research, inspires innovative connections, and sparks unexpected discoveries.
Freely accessible collections
These collections have been selected for their value to researchers and are freely available and discoverable alongside relevant materials.
Open Community Collections
More than 700 collections of illustrations, letters, literary documents, newspapers, magazines, photographs, postcards, yearbooks, and much more on a wide variety of subjects, contributed by libraries, museums, universities, and archives around the world.
Open Access documentary materials contributed and funded by libraries, museums, historical societies, and individual collectors worldwide. Currently available: alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals produced by underrepresented activists during the latter half of the 20th century.
More than 750,000 Creative Commons-licensed images in the arts, sciences, and literature aggregated from museums, libraries, and archives around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Wellcome Collection.
Over 36,000 curated research reports from more than 100 policy institutes worldwide, providing current analysis on many of today’s most debated issues, including climate change, cybersecurity, international relations, terrorism, and various public health issues, including COVID-19.
JSTOR offers millions of primary sources across collections that support research and teaching in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Artstor on JSTOR
3+ million of Artstor’s images sourced from leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists are now discoverable on JSTOR. As the year progresses, more content and features will become available.
Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa
More than 27,000 objects and 190,000 pages of documents and images, with interviews, periodicals, posters, photographs, and other materials chronicling the liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime.
World Heritage Sites: Africa
Over 86,000 visual, contextual, and spatial objects, including 3D models and plans of grounds, site plans, photographs, personal journals and traveler’s accounts, and more, providing documentation of African heritage sites.
19th Century British Pamphlets
Nearly 26,000 of the most significant British pamphlets of the 19th century, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of the time, created by Research Libraries UK.