What's in this article:
- How to find early journal content on JSTOR
- How to download the OCR of JSTOR's Early Journal Content and Open Access Ebooks
There are a few ways to find early journal content on JSTOR, much of which is open access. Use JSTOR to access journal content published before 1924 in the United States (and prior to 1870 elsewhere) for free online. The “Early Journal Content” on JSTOR includes more than 500,000 public domain articles from more than 200 journals on the JSTOR platform.
But that's not the only way to find early journal content. You can also:
- Go to advanced search,
- Select a date range for the time period you're interested in.
Note: 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 and content you can read for free with an individual account.
We encourage broad use of the early journal content, including 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.