May 26, 2022

JSTOR Streamlines Mobile Access With Some User-Responsive Design

Some news from JSTOR today.

From an Email:

1. Streamlined Mobile Access

Rather than a device-specific app or a separate mobile site, we’ve used responsive design to implement an under-the-hood overhaul that enables the JSTOR interface to adapt to the screen size of a device, automatically.

2. The JSTOR email also points out their new Institution Finder that we first pointed out in this post about six weeks ago.

This tool gives users who have not yet logged in to JSTOR the ability to locate their institution from a list on the JSTOR website, log in to their host institution, and be returned to the page they started on at JSTOR. Our aim is to smooth authentication for the growing number of end users who are coming directly to JSTOR, from a variety of places such as Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia.

The Institution Finder integrates with Shibboleth, EZProxy, and Innovative Interface’s WAM proxy.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.