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 the "Early Journal Content" on JSTOR, which includes hundreds of journals freely available to the public on the JSTOR platform. “Early Journal Content”, is journal content published prior to the last 95 years in the United States or prior to the last 143 years if initially published internationally. For example, this means in 2020, Early Journal Content will include content published prior to 1925 in the United States and prior to 1877 internationally.
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 in sections 2 and 3 of 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.