Spanish Language eBooks

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 28th, 2016

795 academic eBooks, originally published and available in Spanish, are available on the library’s JSTOR platform.


Titles are largely Humanities focused and include content from publishers El Colegio de México, Ediciones UC, and Marcial Pons Ediciones de Historia.



Additional information, including a title list, is available on the JSTOR Spanish-Language eBook Collection page.  Or, be in touch.  🙂


“JSTOR – Advanced Search Results: Language, Spanish.” JSTOR. Web. April 26, 2016.

How fast does JSTOR grow?

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 21st, 2016

   JSTOR is one of the library’s most popular digital collections. Thousands of searches are conducted in JSTOR over a typical year, sometimes thousands of searches are run in a single month.


From a recent email, JSTOR, in 2015, added:

  • Archives of 226 journals
  • Comprising 856,000 articles
  • If shelved, the print version would consume 1,348 linear feet of shelving


What does this mean for JSTOR‘s collection contents, when taken all together?

  • Archives of 2,300 journals
  • 10.7 million articles
  • in print, this would be 68.9 million pages of text



Information from:

JSTOR. “988,000 articles added to JSTOR Archive Collections.” Message to Lura Sanborn. 1 Feb. 2016. E-mail.

JSTOR and Shakespeare

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 23rd, 2015

JSTOR has partnered with the Folger Shakespeare Library.


Their partnership has created JSTOR’s Understanding Shakespeare.


This database allows the researcher to locate any line in any of Shakespeare’s plays and retrieve all the JSTOR articles quoting that same line.


“For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”  – Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 5.



Image credit:

JSTOR’s Understanding Shakespeare. JSTOR. Web. 9 Oct. 2015.

35,000 eBooks for you, on JSTOR

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 24th, 2015

Ohrstrom Library is now providing access to 35,000 scholarly eBooks available on the well-loved JSTOR platform.

To use this collection simply visit JSTOR and search for terms as desired.

Enjoy your results with the JSTOR journal articles interfiled, or, extract just the eBook content.


“Digital Education – search results.” JSTOR. Web. 14 Sept. 2015.

ARTstor Image Resources for Humanities V

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 14th, 2008

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

In Hum. V? Looking for inspiration for your Renaissance art research project?  Deciding which artist/painting combination to write about?  Try ARTstor!

What is it? – ARTstor is an image database containing nearly one million images.  (We have other databases, such as Oxford Art Online, ProQuest & JSTOR, to help with artists biographical information & art analysis.)

How do I use it? – Visit the library web site & select ARTstor from the list of databases.  You can search by keyword, such as artist’s name or title of work.

(The ARTstor search page with detail below)

Now, browse the results for inspiration:

Too much?  Overwhelmed?  For a smaller selection of images, try the advanced search mode and add another keyword:

(Select “Advanced Search” from the pull-down menu to bring up the window shown below.)

(You’ve gone from 171 entries to 8 by adding one additional keyword.)

Once you’ve found your inspiration, consider using these other library online databases for biographical and analytical information: Oxford Art Online, ProQuest, and JSTOR.