As 2018 comes to a close, we took a look at JSTOR and Artstor’s milestones. This year we:… Read more»
News Tag: Platform Updates
The JSTOR Understanding series (Beta) is a free research tool from JSTOR Labs that fosters student engagement with classic literature by connecting passages in primary texts with journal articles and book chapters on JSTOR that cite those lines.
Building on the success of the Understanding Shakespeare tool, the Understanding series encompasses several key works of British literature such as Frankenstein and Pride and Prejudice, the King James Bible, as well as all Shakespeare sonnets and plays. These… Read more»
Today JSTOR, the global, non-profit digital library of thousands of journals, books, and primary sources, and Apex CoVantage (Apex), the innovative digitization and publishing solutions leader, mark the 20-year anniversary of their relationship. The organizations have pioneered the high-quality conversion of academic publications from analog to digital form, breathing new life into millions of pages of scholarly research dating back to the 1600s.
JSTOR was founded in the mid-1990s, initially as a grant-funded project from the Andrew W. Mellon… Read more»
In addition essential academic content, JSTOR also includes a growing set of tools that can help researchers explore and use the content in novel ways. Now these resources are easily discoverable from a new “Tools” menu that appears on the top of every page on JSTOR.
JSTOR users at institutions that also subscribe to Artstor may encounter a colorful surprise: some search results on JSTOR are now displaying image results from the Artstor Digital Library.
This feature is in pilot stage. Currently, some 840,000 images are available in the JSTOR image search, and the number will grow as we obtain the rights to display more. Image search on JSTOR is not intended to replace search on… Read more»
You can now do more with your lists on My JSTOR. In addition to saving your research and building outlines, students can now add notes to their citations and instructors can include comments or instructions when sharing a reading list with their class.
With the improved Lists feature, you can create an overall description for every list and add notes to each item. We have also implemented a rich text editor… Read more»
JSTOR has made its free read-only access more flexible. Now, anyone with a MyJSTOR account can read up to six journal articles online every 30 days.
Designed primarily for people who are not affiliated with an institution, JSTOR’s read-only service offers a way for independent researchers to explore more than 2,000 scholarly journals. Need access? Sign up for a free account.… Read more»
We are partnering with Google Scholar to introduce more streamlined access to JSTOR. Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) grants students access to an institution’s licensed content off-campus. CASA builds on Google Scholar’s Subscriber Links program; when a researcher visits Google Scholar while on campus, it remembers their affiliation. Then, when away from campus, they’ll continue to have access to licensed JSTOR content that’s searched through Google Scholar.
The implementation of CASA builds upon a number of other initiatives at JSTOR… Read more»
Have you heard about the JSTOR thesaurus? Launched in 2013, the thesaurus comprises several source thesauri and controlled vocabularies and is being integrated with the JSTOR platform to improve searching and evaluation of content. In early October, Sharon Garewal, Senior Metadata Librarian, conducted a 30-minute introductory webinar to JSTOR’s subject thesaurus and how we’re using it to improve discovery for researchers.
Signing up for a free MyJSTOR account is now even easier! You can now skip the registration form by signing up with your Google account. Afterward, you’ll always be able to sign in with one click.