Update (March 7, 2013): As of About 1pm the JSTOR Search Beta is Live.
The JSTOR team has let us know that a beta release with a new user interface couple with new under-the-hood search technology will go live later this week.
The beta will run for several months and the current search interface and technology will remain available.
What to Expect
- Faceted Interface for Narrowing and Broadening Searches
- Improved Relevance Rankings
- Auto-suggested Search Terms
- Enhanced Display of Search Results
Issues to Be Aware Of
- Accessibility support – the first Beta release has not been optimized for use with screen readers or other assistive technologies
- Open URL support in the preview flyout – adding links to your library’s website to find items not fully available to you on JSTOR
- Additional facets for advanced filtering
- Support field searching (author, title, etc.) without code – in this initial release it’s necessary to use field abbreviations to conduct these searches
- Support for using the Beta Search on mobile devices
Learn More in the JSTOR Search (Beta) FAQ