JSTOR is a digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico.

We collaborate with the academic community to achieve the following goals:

  • Help scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of scholarly content on a dynamic platform that increases productivity and facilitates new forms of scholarship.
  • Help libraries connect patrons to vital content while increasing shelf-space savings and lowering costs.
  • Help publishers reach new audiences and preserve their scholarly content for future generations.


Plan Price Details
Register & Read beta program Free Free, read-online access to more recent content for individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account.
Journal Subscriptions Varies While JSTOR was founded to provide access to content to and through libraries, we work with many of our publishers helping them to provide access to the complete contents of their journals on JSTOR directly to individuals, some as a benefit of society membership and some for a fee.
Issue and Article Purchases Varies Approximately 850 journals also have single articles or issues for sale through JSTOR. Fees for those articles represent a price set by the publisher plus a flat fee to cover JSTOR’s costs for providing the service.


October 22, 2020

Very Nice video. I heard about JSTOR but not used yet. definitely, I will use it for my knowledge.

December 23, 2015

JSTOR’s Research Basics is an online course that teaches students how to best use databases for research. The course contains 3 modules with three lessons within each module. Each module has an introduction, three video lessons of about 10 minutes in length, followed by practice quizzes. A module quiz is the final check for understanding. Each module will take about 45 minutes straight through. Module 1 focuses on search techniques. Module 2 teaches discernment so kids can better determine which sources are scholarly and which sources are not. Module 3 teaches proper citation techniques. JSTOR…

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