we've been busy this summer!
As a new semester starts, we wanted to share some of the things our team has been working on to improve your JSTOR experience. Below, you’ll find information about the JSTOR site redesign, updated platform functionality, and the addition of Scientific American. Plus, join us for a webinar on ebook acquisition, just in time for back to school.
jstor has a new look
On August 1st, we rolled out a new look for JSTOR. The functionality you rely on remains the same, and the new design makes searching and browsing easier and clarifies access options. The new design features:

  • A search box at the top of every page to help you find the content you need
  • Larger fonts, brighter color, and navigation aids to provide a consistent experience
  • Optimized headers and footers to make it easier to explore JSTOR's content and information
  • Clearer identification of your institutional access provider

We also updated our logo! While it retains the feel you know and love, our logo has been modernized to better suit the variety of digital environments in which you interact with us—environments like our websites and services, as well as social media.

If you'll be updating any library materials or tutorials, new screenshots and logos are available here.
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recent platform enhancements
Here’s a recap of everything you need to know about the JSTOR platform features we’ve released over the past few months to prepare you for the new semester.

  • Topic pages: Topic pages (such as Storytelling) provide background and context for the many subjects covered in JSTOR. They may be accessed via the hyperlinked subject terms that now appear on journal article and book chapter pages. The topics are a subset of a new 45,000-term thesaurus, built from 17+ source vocabularies, that is now integrated with the JSTOR platform. 
  • Faceted search results: We’ve also added facets for filtering search results, including subject terms, content types, and access options.
  • Browser pairing for easier off-campus access: You won't have to log in to JSTOR if you access it from campus and revisit off-campus using the same browser within 30 days. Less time logging in means more time researching!
  • Text Analyzer: Allows you to upload your own text or document to find the most significant topics and then recommends similar content on JSTOR. Try it at
  • The outline builder: A new feature integrated with My Lists on JSTOR. Organize citations and draft paper and project outlines without leaving JSTOR. Watch the video.
  • EasyBib direct export: Now available along with other citation export options for all content on JSTOR. Let your users know with our animated gif.

Remember, you can always find updated training materials on the JSTOR LibGuides site.

We’d love to hear what you think. Contact us at with any feedback or ideas.
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jstor expands in the sciences with scientific american
Scientific American, the authority on science and technology for a general audience, is now available in JSTOR.

JSTOR will offer the complete run of Scientific American from 1845 to 2012, with new content added each year. It will be included in the JSTOR Life Sciences collection, where it joins more than 150 other esteemed publications. The addition of Scientific American expands JSTOR’s coverage of a broad range of scientific fields, and will additionally benefit interdisciplinary researchers working across the humanities and social sciences.
Read the full announcement
Books at JSTOR webinar
Library Journal and JSTOR have teamed up to present a timely webinar on Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA).

Ebook acquisition has been transformed by models like DDA and PDA. However, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, and some libraries have sought more predictable costs and mediation of title selection. EBA allows librarians to combine insights from usage data with their deep knowledge of local research and teaching needs—helping to build an ebook collection to serve patrons now and in the future.

Evidence-Based Acquisition: Leveraging Both Usage Data and Librarian Expertise
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
  • Brian C. Gray, Team Leader for Research Services and Engineering Librarian, Case Western Reserve University
  • Amy McColl, Assistant Director for Collections, Swarthmore College
  • Valerie Yaw, Senior Marketing Manager, JSTOR
  • Moderated by Matt Enis, Senior Editor, Technology for Library Journal
The webinar will be recorded, so if you can't make it to the live session, you can sign up and receive a link to the recording after the webinar. 
Register now

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