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November 23, 2020

Social sign-on now available for JSTOR

As demands for remote access and teaching continue to grow, JSTOR has expanded its remote access options with Google social sign-on capabilities. This option allows students, faculty, and staff to log in using their institutional email addresses provisioned by Google.

Librarians can now request JSTOR social sign-on authentication for their institution.

If your institution already uses a proxy server or SAML and wants to add the new Google option, please note Google will be the default connection in… Read more»

June 5, 2019

New on JSTOR: full-screen view

Good news: You can now read articles on JSTOR in full-screen view! Simply click the “View Full Screen” option to make use of the entire browser area.

Once in full-screen mode, you can zoom in and navigate to next and previous pages. Also, users with low vision are now be able to increase the size of the text. And this feature is keyboard navigable, meaning you can use can use the arrow keys to move a zoomed-in page scan.… Read more»

March 5, 2019

A new way to share sources on JSTOR

JSTOR has introduced a feature that supports collaboration in your research and teaching by allowing you to easily share a list of sources you save in My Workspace.

My Workspace is JSTOR’s citation-management tool. It allows you to save and organize your journal articles and book chapters from JSTOR along with other references found on the web, and now you can share this research with colleagues, students, and friends.

Whether you want to share a single article or… Read more»

November 28, 2018

The JSTOR Understanding series: a new research tool on JSTOR

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»

November 1, 2018

JSTOR and Apex CoVantage mark 20 years bringing academic research online

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»

October 30, 2018

Easier access to research tools on JSTOR

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.

The two resources currently available from this new menu are the award-winning Text Analyzer, a new way to search, and Data for Research, a service that enables researchers to define… Read more»

June 27, 2018

Artstor images in 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 onRead more»

April 3, 2018

New: Add notes and descriptions to your lists on My JSTOR

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 editorRead more»

December 6, 2017

JSTOR introduces Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA)

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»

October 18, 2017

Recording now available for “The JSTOR thesaurus: improving discovery on the platform”

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.

If you missed the live webinar, you can now watch the recording and get the handouts from the… Read more»

August 1, 2017

JSTOR’s new look–
now easier to search and browse

You may have noticed that JSTOR has become easier to use. That’s because we recently rolled out a new visual design that enhances the searching and browsing experience, and clarifies access options. The functionality you’ve come to expect remains the same, and the redesigned interface now features:… Read more»

May 12, 2015

JSTOR Selects Metafor Software

Metafor logo May 12, 2015  Mountain View, CA and New York, NY – Metafor Software, a leading provider of real-time anomaly detection technology, and JSTOR today announced that JSTOR has adopted Metafor Software as a core component of its technology operations. JSTOR, a digital library that contains upwards of 50 million pages of content and serves millions of users annually, has implemented Metafor to speed awareness of problems in application performance and site usage and to enhance its monitoring of key metrics. Read more»

February 9, 2015

JSTOR moves to new platform

Santa Clara, CA and New York, NY — February 9, 2015 — ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways, is announcing jointly with Atypon®, a leading provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, the move of the JSTOR digital library, including its related primary source collections, from Atypon’s Literatum platform to a new technology platform created by… Read more»