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e-Books access

Books at JSTOR offers more than 100,000 ebooks from renowned scholarly publishers, integrated with journals and primary sources on JSTOR’s easy-to-use platform.

JSTOR works closely with librarians, publishers, and scholars to develop this offering an unlimited, DRM-free access model, the ability to cross-search ebooks and journal articles, and chapter-level discovery. It’s easier  for researchers to discover and access the important scholarship in tens of thousands of academic books.. JStor focuses on delivering great content and experiences to researchers—and great value to academic libraries.

Key features of JSTOR e-books

High-quality content: We’re proud to work with leading academic publishers from around the world, including university presses, public policy organizations, and independent presses.

Integration with journals: Users can search across the full text of ebooks and journals on JSTOR.  Placing the ebooks into users’ existing research workflows helps increase discovery and usage.

Ease of use: All ebook chapters are available exclusively in a DRM-free, unlimited-user model. They work just like the journal articles on JSTOR, with unlimited simultaneous use, PDF downloads, and printing, and no need to log in or use special software.

Open Access on JSTOR

Open Access News:

  • JSTOR has digitized 680 out-of-print titles from El Colegio de México Press: Thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these titles have been made accessible on an open access basis.
  • Open Access model for monographs: A pilot program project led by Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP) is testing a framework for sustainable, long-term stewardship of Open Access scholarly monographs, developed and supported by the library community. 200 of CLACSO's titles in 17 disciplines across the social sciences and humanities are available on JSTOR!
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