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JSTOR Updates and Primary Sources

JSTOR (Journal Storage) is an academic resource that aggregates over 12 million journal articles, books, and primary sources. With a large scope of 75 disciplines, this resource is an invaluable tool for research. Recently, JSTOR has worked diligently on projects and updates to their primary sources collections. Check out more information about these below!


JSTOR Image Search

“As we continue adding images and primary sources to the JSTOR platform, we have been working to make enhancements to the platform to improve your teaching and research experience. This month, we have made updates to improve the discovery of these resources alongside related text-based JSTOR scholarship.” -JSTOR

Image search – Research just got faster —  you can now:

  • Navigate to the next image result from the image detail page
  • Use the “remote access URL” field on image pages for easy sharing of links
  • Filter collections by contributor and search collections by title
  • Download and cite images directly from the image search results page
  • Continuously scroll through image results
  • View top-level (tombstone) metadata alongside the image in full-screen and image-compare modes
  • Use the Advanced image search to narrow results

Saving results in Workspace

Workspace – Organizing and sharing also improved. You can now:

  • Drag and drop images and documents to arrange them in any order
  • Export folder as PDF with thumbnails, metadata, and image and document links

Images and primary sources
JSTOR Primary Source Images

“Did you know that you can explore images and primary sources from libraries, museums, and archives around the world on our Browse by collections page? You can now filter by contributing institution or collection, and scan results quickly with continuous scroll. 

With more than 950 collections available (and growing weekly), scholars can gain a deeper understanding of research topics with unique primary source materials, including artworks, photographs, publications, and other artifacts.”
-JSTOR


Reveal Digital
Reveal Digital: American Prison Newspapers

“In March, ITHAKA was awarded a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help support public engagement with Reveal Digital’s American Prison Newspapers project. This collection brings together hundreds of historical periodicals produced by incarcerated individuals.

A portion of this grant was dedicated to funding an engagement editor position at JSTOR Daily, which was recently filled by Morgan Godvin. Morgan has begun contributing articles and is seeking other writers to focus on current topics through the lens of incarcerated individuals.”
-JSTOR


Open Community Collections
Open Community Collections

“We are celebrating a new milestone in the Open Community Collections initiative — 700+ collections (and growing) from 180 contributing partners. Our news page uncovers the top 10 most-used collections, in addition to trends we’ve noticed in usage and themes.” -JSTOR

To learn more about how to set up your own JSTOR account, check out our previous blog post.

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