Free resources and special savings to help remote teaching and learning
JSTOR provides a growing amount of free content and research tools that can help you support your students under difficult remote learning circumstances.
Open Access highlights
Explore over 6,000 Open Access ebooks, including:
More than 50 Open Access journals, including:
Artstor offers approximately 1.3 million freely accessible images and media from library special collections, faculty research, and institutional history materials, as well as hundreds of thousands of Open Access images from partner museums. Some highlights include:
Cleveland Museum of Art
More than 10,000 years of history from every corner of the globe in nearly 29,000 selections from the museum’s encyclopedic collection, including precious jewels and scrolls from China, Japanese screens and kimonos, and African and Native American ritual attire and objects.
Science Museum Group collection
A selection of nearly 50,000 images from the Science Museum Group (UK) spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine.
Folger Shakespeare Library
More than 8,000 images illuminating the history and output of Shakespeare and theater in general. The perfect complement to the JSTOR Understanding Series on Shakespeare’s works.
The Ontario College of Art and Design University Zine Collection
A catalog of a wide range of handmade zines; each record includes an image of the cover and a description of its contents, opening up the world of small-circulation, self-published works.
JSTOR’s growing Open Community Collections feature special collections from libraries that have been made freely accessible to everyone. Highlights include:
Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing
As seen in JSTOR Daily’s “Nurses Have Always Been Heroes,” these images from the 1880s to the 1970s offer a glimpse of the significant contributions made by the profession to the American health care system.
Trinity College Webster Collection WWI Photos
World War I photographs taken in Germany, including Red Cross, military, and prisoner of war activities.
Roanoke College Freshwater Fish
Over 800 digitized photographic slides of Virginia’s freshwater fish, including geospatial data.
Additionally, we’ve partnered with participating publishers to support schools impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with a set of content freely available:
- 26 newly released Public Health journals
- 6,000+ selected journal articles related to COVID-19 Through June 30, 2021
- Read up to 100 articles per month
You can also explore JSTOR Daily, our free online magazine that pairs news and current events with freely accessible scholarship. Stories are organized into subject areas that make it easy to find course-aligned content that is educational and engaging, and include suggestions on studying remotely, such as:
Flip the deficit script!
What if we made students’ life-research experiences the focus of curriculum design for information literacy? A seasoned group of scholar-librarians addresses the question.
How to build search skills with JSTOR
This webinar highlights JSTOR features that help students build search skills and craft better research strategies.
JSTOR’s free and open self-paced course is designed to help early college and college-bound students learn academic research skills.
Learn about effective searching, evaluating credibility, and properly citing sources.
A new way to search JSTOR: simply drag & drop your document in our new Text Analyzer and find related articles!
Organize your research on JSTOR. Group your citations in folders, add descriptions and notes, links, and more.
The Understanding series
Pick a passage from a growing list of widely studied works and instantly see all the articles and chapters in JSTOR quoting that passage. Selections include the U.S. Constitution, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
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