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Joined: 2007

Type: Online digital library

Content Overview

JSTOR is a growing digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects

JSTOR helps students, scholars, and other individuals discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform.

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Subject Strengths

  • Business
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Language & Literature
  • Art & Art History
  • Music
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Education
  • Area Studies
  • Life Sciences
  • Ecology & Botany

Service Strengths

The archive is unique in terms of scale, content, and the significant use it receives. It is recognized specifically for:

  • offering a unique, interlinked aggregation of scholarly works
  • facilitating interdisciplinary and historical research
  • exemplary standards for digitization and completeness
  • interfaces and functionality that support academic use
  • highly reliable access
  • long-term preservation

JSTOR's Program Highlights

  • Fees for archival journal and primary sources are set by JSTOR and have been waived or reduced considerably for institutions in select countries.

  • More than 30 archival journal collections are offered spanning subjects like Language & Literature, Business & Economics, Religion & Theology, Life Sciences and Music.

  • Four primary source collections are provided on JSTOR: Global Plants, Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa, World Heritage Sites: Africa, and 19th Century British Pamphlets.

Archival Journal Collections:

  • Archival journals are offered starting from the first volume and issue, up to a date usually set within the past three to five years.
  • JSTOR provides access to more than 50 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • Committed to the high-quality digitization and robust preservation of scholarly content.
  • Allows librarians to save on costs associated with the storage of print materials, and secures content for future generations.
  • Nearly 20 archival journal collections are offered, both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific, including more than 10 Arts & Sciences collections.
  • Four multidisciplinary and discipline-specific primary source collections are provided on JSTOR: Global Plants, Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa, African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, and 19th-Century British Pamphlets.

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Usage Guides

JSTOR provides training guides and videos on their website.



Institutions in the following countries can register for access to JSTOR through the process below:

Registration and Access

Registration for JSTOR

Each developing country institution eligible for access is required to register to use JSTOR. If you have not used this resource before you may need to check if your institution is registered and identify the contact person who has your access details. To do this, please go to the subscribed resources registration and select your country and institution.

Access to JSTOR is provided via the Internet, using IP addresses that are authorized at the institution to have that access.

Before JSTOR can register any institution for access, the required JSTOR Network Verification Form must be filled and submitted. Filling out the form will enable us to ensure that your network is able to run JSTOR, and will determine whether any impediments (such as proxy servers or caches) exist that might prohibit direct access to JSTOR.

Access Information

Access by fixed, external IP address with username and password access for remote users.

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