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JSTOR Database - Resource Guide

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources

Selected JSTOR Open Access Books

Open Access ebooks

Open Access e-books are available on JSTOR at no cost to libraries or users. More than 6,000 titles are now available from respected presses, such as University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, and the RAND Corporation, and the collection continues to grow.

The Open Access titles are cross-searchable with journals and primary sources on our popular JSTOR platform, increasing their usage and impact. We provide chapter-level discovery, as we do for all 80,000+ ebooks on JSTOR today. All the Open Access titles are preserved in Portico, ensuring that researchers will have access to the content in perpetuity.  Content will remain Open Access if it is triggered through Portico.

The Open Access e-books are also found in the Stafford Library catalog.


Terms & Conditions for Open Access ebooks

JSTOR's Terms & Conditions have been updated. Section 3.3 includes a definition of Open Access and section 4.4 states that any Creative Commons license has precedence over JSTOR's Terms & Conditions. Each Open Access title is available under one of six Creative Commons licenses, and the license type is shown at the bottom of each Open Access book and chapter page.