What's in this article:
- About open content on JSTOR
- How to find early journal content on JSTOR
- How to find open access content on JSTOR
- How to download the OCR of JSTOR's Early Journal Content and Open Access Ebooks
About open content on JSTOR
JSTOR has made journal content published before 1923 in the United States (and prior to 1870 everywhere else) available for free online. This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other science. It includes nearly 500,000 articles and comprises 6% of the content on JSTOR.
How to find early journal content:
There are a few ways to find open-access, early journal content on JSTOR. For 19th Century British Pamphlets, you can browse the journals are included in the:
But that's not all that's available in open content. If you go to advanced search, you can select a date range for your searches to the time period you're looking within. If you're not a member of a subscribing institution, make sure you select "content I can access" as your access type before you hit search. That way results you get will include open content.
How to find open content:
The easiest way to search open content is to go to the open content page and use the basic search.
Keep in mind that open access isn't the only way to get free content on JSTOR. Sometimes publishers will make their content available for free or it may be available to read online free with a MyJSTOR account. Here are some tools that will help you get access to content for free on JSTOR:
- Learn to limit your search to things you can read and download
- Learn how to get free access to content with a MyJSTOR account
How to download the OCR of JSTOR's Early Journal Content and Open Access Ebooks
We encourage the use of any Early Journal Content (as long as it's used 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 via the Data for Research program that includes full-text OCR as well as article and title-level metadata.