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Art & Art History Resources on JSTOR: Using JSTOR

How to Use JSTOR box

See the "How to Use JSTOR" guide for more how-to information.

Using Ebooks on JSTOR

JSTOR now includes the full-text of more than 60,000 ebooks. Watch this video to learn more. 

JSTOR Quick Tips

  • Search for an exact phrase by enclosing it in quotation marks: "to be or not to be"
  • Use "Advanced Search" to limit searches by publication dates, type of content, and fields such as author and caption title.
  • From an article page, select button image to  copy and paste the citation in Chicago, MLA, or APA style.
  • Off campus? Use the our Institution Finder to find your school and log in.
  • Publication dates on JSTOR range from 1665 to the present, but not all titles have current issues on JSTOR. Consult with a librarian if you don't find what you need.


  • Is all journal content on JSTOR peer reviewed? Nearly all of the journals collected in JSTOR are peer-reviewed publications, but the archives also contain primary sources and content that is much older than today's standard peer-review process. 
  • Why can't I access the full-text of all content on JSTOR? Libraries can select different collections on JSTOR, and your library may not subscribe to all collections. Contact your librarian for more information.
  • What is the "moving wall?" Much of the journal content on JSTOR has a "moving wall," a set period of time (usually three to five years) between a journal issue’s publication date and its availability as archival content on JSTOR.