You can search all open access content on JSTOR without a login – there’s more than 6,000 ebooks and over 150 journals: https://t.co/qEbqqRjN6E
— JSTOR (@JSTOR) March 18, 2020
Online academic resource JSTOR has announced much of its database is accessible to the public, amid the widespread closure of universities across the world due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The database, frequently used by university students for research and essay work, flagged on Twitter today that it has over 6,000 ebooks and over 150 journals accessible without the need for an online login.
The database is also working to expand on the amount of free content available online to students accessing the database through its subscribed universities.
In a statement on its website, JSTOR said that it has “an expanded set of content that is available to institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19 through June 30, 2020”.
“We are working with publishers to make more than 20,000 books available at no charge for JSTOR participating academic institutions and secondary schools that do not participate in our books program”, the statement said. “The number of books available through this effort is growing daily as more publishers opt in.”
Universities that previously only had access to some areas of JSTOR will also have unlimited access to the complete archives, at no extra cost.
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JSTOR recently clarified the offer:
Hi all! Just to clarify: All of JSTOR isn’t public, but a lot is. We’re happy to see your excitement. This content has been OA for a long time, but good to see awareness is growing. We are also working with universities & libraries who have been affected: https://t.co/8YsamhG2JZ https://t.co/Nep76Q3vVY
— JSTOR (@JSTOR) March 19, 2020