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Browsing all collections
Explore collections of images and primary sources from libraries, museums, and archives around the world on JSTOR.
To start browsing collections:
- Open the Browse drop-down menu in the main navigation on JSTOR and select Collections.
- Or visit Collections on JSTOR.
Filtering the list of collections
If you have a specific collection or contributor in mind, you can use the Collection contributors and Filter collections fields to filter the list of collections.
For example, to find your institution's collections, try entering your institution or library's name in the Collection contributors field.
To further refine the list of collections, you can use the Filter collections field to specify a type of collection you're interested in.
For example, you're interested in photography collections within your institution's collections. You can enter "photography" to narrow the list to collections that include "photography".
Refining results within a collection
When viewing a collection, subcollection, or container (for example, a book or periodical within a collection), you can also refine and filter items using the Refine Results sidebar on the collection, subcollection, or container page.
Available facets and filters will vary depending on the collection. See Searching: Using Filters and Facets for more information.
In the following example, we can filter the items in the South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) collection by items in English within the "Women & Gender" subcollection.
Viewing items that are part of a collection in Workspace
If items added to your Workspace are a part of a collection of other items, the "Part of" metadata will appear below the item's stable URL. This text is hyperlinked to other similar or curated content from the same collection and is a great way to discover related items that might be grouped by topic, time period, subject, or other grouping method. Both text and image content can be considered part of a collection.
In the following image example, "Eight Different Domestic dogs..." is part of the Open: Wellcome Collection.
In this next example, "Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash" is part of the SVA (School of Visual Arts) Image Library.
Text-based items also can be part of a collection. In this example, items in the Workspace are part of a variety of content collections, including:
- Articles that are part of a journal
- Chapters that are part of a book
- Images that are part of a collection of other images or mixed content