At present, JSTOR provides wide access to scholarly content to people through a growing network of more than 8,000 institutions throughout 160 countries. However, we know that this network still does not include everyone.
On September 6th, 2011, as a step to widen this network and be more inclusive, we made journal content in JSTOR published before 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 everywhere else available online for free to all users. This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences. This Early Journal Content includes nearly 500,000 articles and comprises 6% of the content on JSTOR.
To find this content:
Download the full-text OCR. We encourage the use of any Early Journal Content, including the ability to reuse it for non-commercial purposes. For more detailed information, please refer to the Early Journal Content section in our Terms & Conditions of Use. For text mining purposes relating to conducting research in the field of Digital Humanities, JSTOR provides a free Early Journal Content data bundle that includes full-text OCR as well as article and title-level metadata.