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Remote teaching and learning with JSTOR

All about remote teaching and learning with JSTOR

Watch this recorded webinar to get tips for helping students find exactly what they need and to learn about expanded access offerings during COVID-19. Download the related checklist for developing, teaching, or supporting a course using resources from JSTOR:

JSTOR success guide (PDF)

Off-campus access made easier

Browser pairing

We have extended browser pairing on both JSTOR and Artstor. Pairing means that if a person visited either site from their campus network (through a proxy or a VPN, for example) within the last 30 days, their off-campus access from the same browser will be extended for one year instead of the normal 30 days. Browser pairing is lost when a browser cookies are cleared.


Account Pairing

Researchers who access JSTOR through an institutional account can create a personal account on JSTOR and it will be paired with their institutional access. Any person with a paired account can then use their account to access JSTOR for 120 days, no matter where they are located. Learn more about account pairing on the JSTOR Support site.

Support for Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA)

We have partnered with Google to support streamlined access for people at institutions that use both JSTOR and Google Scholar, through a free service called Campus Activated Subscriber Access, or CASA. When a researcher visits Google Scholar while logged into a campus network, Google CASA remembers their affiliation and that they should have access to their institution's licensed resources. This information is stored in a secure token that is valid for 30 days. During this period, the researcher can access JSTOR without having to log in through their campus network, no matter where they are located. The token is renewed the next time a researcher logs into their network and visits Google Scholar.

CASA is an automatic authentication enhancement and does not require any additional action on the part of the librarian or institutional administrator. Google CASA is GDPR-compliant because it does not capture any personal information about the user, only that they have been granted access to a particular institution’s resources.


Mobile compatibility

JSTOR’s interface automatically adapts to the screen size of a device without requiring a separate mobile URL or any device configuration. Just go directly to on a smartphone or tablet, and the screen will adjust accordingly.


Logging into JSTOR from anywhere

Learn how to use JSTOR's institution search page to log in through an institutional account.

Access to ebooks from anywhere

During the current public health crisis, many institutions are gaining access to an expanded set of academic ebooks from JSTOR, but did you know that more than 6,000 open access books are always available for use by anyone? The short video below is a great introduction to finding and using ebooks on JSTOR. You can share the link or embed this video on course sites and in library guides.

Text Analyzer helps researchers find more content

Text Analyzer is a new way to search JSTOR. It uses an algorithm to analyze a text you've uploaded and identify the topics covered in the text, and then finds content on JSTOR that covers the same topics. As part of this process, Text Analyzer identifies important keywords and subjects associated with the search results and allows you to use these to refine your search. Text Analyzer helps you to:

  • explore new topics

  • find better keywords

  • find things that were missed through traditional searches

​New to Text Analyzer? View the two-minute video below for an introduction to Text Analyzer, or try the online tutorial

Try Text Analyzer

Saving research from anywhere

The Workspace is a tool to organize your research for articles and book chapters you want to work with later. Within the space, group your citations using folders for different topics and projects, or just save items to the space. You can add notes on your items, delete, and move items to and from folders plus export any citation from your workspace when you’re logged in.

Reusable LibGuides

All of the guides we offer are free and public and include user-friendly URLs for creating easy links from library and course web pages. Springshare customer libraries have the added benefit of being able to copy full JSTOR guides or sections of guides for reuse within their own LibGuides site.

Research Basics: a free, self-paced research skills course

Research Basics is a self-paced course that helps students learn academic research skills.

In order to most effectively use scholarly content in their research, students need to acquire the skills to navigate the resources. Built by librarians, this free course contains three modules of three lessons each that focus on library tools, smart searching, and managing information overload. Lessons are made up of video lectures followed by practice activities.

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