What's in this article:
- About individual journal subscriptions
- How to access content with your subscription
- Searching for content in your journal
Individual access to specific journals:
Generally, it will depend on the journal as to whether it's available on a subscription basis. If you want to know whether something's available, contact us!
If you're already a member of a society with access to JSTOR or subscribe to an individual journal, there are generally two means of access available to you. You should double check with your society or visit the website of the journal you subscribe to for details. If you're still not sure, we're happy to walk you through the process.
Indiana University Press journal subscriptions can be found on our website.
Practical access to journal subscriptions:
Access through a MyJSTOR account:
Some individual subscribers authenticate using their MyJSTOR accounts on JSTOR. In this case, publishers send membership/subscriber information to JSTOR, and then JSTOR creates an activation link and sends access instructions to each member/subscriber.
Access through a publisher or society page:
Some publishers and societies create and maintain individual accounts for their members. You may need to login on the website of the society or publisher you get your subscription through in order to get access to journals. This process may vary depending on the publisher or society you get access through. We recommend that you reach out to your publisher or society if you know you have questions about this kind of access.
Searching for content in your journal:
Once you've purchased your journal, you'll probably want to find the best content it has to offer. And quickly. Let’s take "Anthropology Now" as an example.
Using Basic Search
To search for articles in Anthropology Now using Basic Search on the JSTOR home page, you’ll need to use the journal title field abbreviation "jo:" to restrict your search for content in that journal. Then, you'll put the journal title in quotation marks and follow it with the term of your choice.
A final example would be: jo:"anthropology now" vampires
To restrict an Advanced Search:
- Enter at least one word in the first two fields to search by
- Type the journal title in the Journal or Book Title field. This field below the "Search" button, in the "Narrow By:" section.
- Click "Search"
Browse by Title
We have step-by-step instructions for using Browse by Title. Generally though, you can go to the browse page and select “Anthropology Now” from the titles listed. You'll then be directed to the journal page. From there you can use the "Search In This Title" field (the search field at the very top of the page/the only search field on the page) to find what you need.