Full Text Linking
JSTOR supports internal reference linking, inbound linking from linking partners, as well as outbound linking to current issues for many titles through the use of the SICI standard. For more information, please go to: http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/publishers/benefits/linking-jstor.
The JSTOR XML Gateway supports metasearching, which is also known as "federated searching" or "cross-database searching."
As some of JSTOR’s participating institutions have chosen to implement a metasearch engine for their users, we recognized the need to provide both a stable, standardised method for querying the JSTOR archive and also a manner of returning results that could be easily utilized by a metasearch program. To accomplish this, we have chosen the Search and Retrieve URL (SRU) Service as the basis for the JSTOR XML Gateway.
For more information, see: http://about.jstor.org/help-training/admin-info/metasearch-partners
JSTOR creates and enters new cataloging records or updates existing cataloging records in OCLC for each title, current or previous, in the archive. The records include the URL for each title in the 856 MARC field.
JSTOR does not have local copies of these records, and due to a July 2003 revision to the CONSER cataloging standards, it is no longer possible to download them as a group from OCLC.
Currently, the only way to locate all the cataloging records for each title in a JSTOR collection is to conduct a title-by-title search.
Full text searching is available. Institutions that participate in multiple collections may search across them together.
Post Search Options
JSTOR citations can be saved to a Saved Citations List for copying, printing, emailing, and direct export to bibliographic software such as EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, RefWorks, or spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Individual citations can be saved by clicking the Save Citation link listed below each JSTOR item displayed on the Search Results and Table of Contents pages.
JSTOR is a COUNTER Member and currently provides the COUNTER JR1 report, in addition to other usage data. JSTOR is developing a new usage statistics reporting tool that will make available additional COUNTER reports as well as other new standard reports requested by librarians and publishers.
Authentication is via the UK Access Management Federation, Athens, and IP range.
It is a priority for JSTOR to ensure that their content is available and accessible to all users. In order to increase the accessibility of the articles within JSTOR, they now offer users the ability to download articles in TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) as well as PDF and PostScript formats. As a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to act as a trusted archive, JSTOR is in a unique position with regard to making content accessible. Rather than displaying the raw text for articles, JSTOR displays and delivers page images in order to provide a faithful replication of the original print journals. It is through this faithful replication in image format that JSTOR fulfill their not-for-profit mission to function as an electronic archive that can be used as a substitute for the original print material. Although JSTOR have created a full text index for search purposes, JSTOR are unable to display or deliver it to users, because while it is accurate for search purposes, it is not designed for use in connection with assistive technology.
For more information see: www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/accessibility.jsp.