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A JSTOR success guide for libraries

JSTOR is a growing digital library that includes multiples types and formats of content. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Artstor, Ithaka S+R, and Portico. For more detailed information on our content, please see our Resources for Librarians page. Resources for librarians and teachers getting ready for the 2022-2023 school year can be accessed on our page "Orientation: JSTOR updates you can use."

Learn more about the new JSTOR Admin site

JSTOR recently released a new and improved Admin site for account administrators. Our new site features enhanced functionality designed to make your work easier.

You can find additional information about the new admin site in the JSTOR Administrator Accounts section of this guide.

The new JSTOR Admin Site

Welcome to the new and improved Admin site for JSTOR account administrators! 

If you have admin permissions for your school, library, or university JSTOR account, you can provide access to your subscription using one or more of the following access methods through the Access Methods page in JSTOR Admin.

The Holdings page in JSTOR Admin contains summary statistics and downloadable holdings files for your institution's current content holdings, as well as information regarding free and open content on JSTOR.

Administrators can now invite users to register for a personal JSTOR account by adding them through the User Management page in JSTOR Admin. Creating personal accounts through User Management ensures user access to tools such as Workspace and automatically pairs accounts to your institution so they can access your institution's content whether they're on or away from campus. 

Orientation for JSTOR Admins

To learn more about the new JSTOR Admin site, you can view the recording of our "Orientation for Admins" webinar. In this webinar, we will guide you through the latest content, features, and tools on JSTOR. For your convenience, we offer two separate ways of accessing the recording.



Watch on YouTube


Watch on GoToWebinar


View the Orientation for Admins webinar on YouTube. This recording includes timestamps to make it easy to find what you need.

You can access similar timestamped videos from our JSTOR YouTube playlist for Admins.

View the Orientation for Admins webinar on the GoToWebinar platform. This recording does not include timestamps. 

You can access additional GoToWebinar recordings on our JSTOR Webinars page.


Getting started with JSTOR

Welcome to JSTOR!

This success guide brings together the key information you need to introduce JSTOR as an essential resource for your institution or organization.

The information in this guide is organized into three keys areas:

  • Getting started: Review of access methods to ensure easy use of JSTOR from any location
  • Orientation: Helpful tools for promoting use of JSTOR
  • Education and training: Training and educational resources for the JSTOR digital library

Artstor on JSTOR

Starting in 2021, images from Artstor collections are being added to JSTOR, and JSTOR platform features and functionality are evolving to support work with mulitples formats of research materials. With this new content, we are creating a more robust platform for discovering and working with both text and images.

For more information on the Arstor and JSTOR integration, please visit our Artstor on JSTOR Updates page.

Onboarding checklist: ready for success!

New to JSTOR? Here's a checklist of key actions for new institutional administrators:

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