25 September 2013

JSTOR introduces JPASS -- it's now even easier for genealogists to access this treasure trove!

JSTOR just keeps getting better and better for researchers. It’s doing this by becoming more and more accessible!  Previously one had to be associated with a University or other institution which held a subscription to gain access.  Over the last few years, great strides have been made to provide access to the general population (see previous articles listed below for more on these efforts).

Now, JSTOR has announced JPASS – monthly & annual individual access plans for independent researchers, recent graduates, professionals, and lifelong learners. JPASS gives you personal access to a library of more than 1,500 academic journals on JSTOR. The subscription details can be found here.

It represents a large portion of what is in the JSTOR library (approximately 83%), but not all of it.  You can learn about what’s currently included in JPASS here. Content not in the JPASS Collection includes books, primary sources, current journal issues, and, in some cases, journal archives. If you encounter inaccessible content, it may be available for limited free reading, for purchase as an individual article, or available through an interlibrary loan from a JSTOR participating library.

A lot of journal content of interest to genealogists and family historians can be found on JSTOR. Read these previous Upfront with NGS posts on this topic for some examples:

Have you tried out the new JPASS?  What do you think?

Have you tried out the Early Journal Content option, or Register & Read?

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