The Libraries offer access to ebooks from university and other academic presses on the JSTOR platform. These include:
These titles have been purchase and are owned as physical books are owned in perpetuity.
These have the collection name "JSTOR Books."
These have the series "JSTOR Ebooks: Open Access."
These titles are purchased automatically after a certain number of uses.
High-use titles are purchased at the end of the fiscal year
Unlike Ebsco or ProQuest, ebooks on JSTOR
Learn more about using JSTOR ebooks from the JSTOR ebooks LibGuide.
Most are in OneSearch. Some "try before you buy" and open access titles may only be found by searching the JSTOR platform.
Titles are licensed for unlimited users.
No. You can create a personal account to save items to your "Workspace."
Individual chapters may usually be downloaded in PDF format. There are no limits per session.
Individual chapters may usually be downloaded to your device for offline reading.
Individual chapters may usually be downloaded and kept indefinitely.
In JSTOR searching, use the access type limit for "Content I can access." That will limit your search results to books and articles available to U of A searchers today. Tomorrow there may be more or fewer matching documents as journal archives expand and book collections change.
In OneSearch, the series "JSTOR Ebooks: EBA Title List" and "JSTOR Ebooks: DDA Frontlist" designate books in the "Evidenced Based Acquition" or "Data Driven Acquisiton" programs. These books are available to us on a "try before you buy" basis. The books with the highest use will be purchased.
Want to use a DDA or EBA book for your class? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can purchase a copy for you to make it available on a permanent basis.
When viewing an open access ebook on JSTOR, look for the green OPEN ACCESS icon. This icon indicates the item is freely available to anyone.
In OneSearch, you will see the series "JSTOR Open Access ebooks."