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Ebooks: Using Marx Library Ebooks with Ereaders: JSTOR

Compatible Devices

  1. Kindle
  2. Nook
  3. Sony eReader
  4. Kobo
  5. iPad
  6. Android

Printing/Downloading Restrictions

There is no DRM (digital rights management) on JSTOR ebooks; however, ebooks can only be downloaded and printed chapter-by-chapter. Systematic downloading and printing of JSTOR ebooks is not allowed.

Search Screen

Currently the Marx Library owns around 900 JSTOR ebook titles. To retrieve them, use the Advanced Search option, which is the default search from the Library's web site, and limit to Books and "Include only content I can access."

JSTOR Advanced Search

Results Screen

The JSTOR results screen provides the most basic information about the book, shows you the type of content in the list (in this case Book), and allows you to sort the results by relevance or publication date.

JSTOR Results Screen

Complete Book Information

Although you cannot download a complete book, you have to download chapters, you can view the table of contents and the first several sentences of each chapter to help you determine if you are interested in a particular book chapter.

JSTOR Book Information Screen

Downloading Chapters

JSTOR books automatically open in a program called FileOpen but you can't print or save from this view. To print or save book chapters, choose Download This Chapter.

JSTOR Download Page

Displaying the PDF

In order to display the PDF, you need to accept JSTOR's terms and conditions.

JSTOR Terms and Conditions

Then the pdf will display: