March 8, 2021

“JSTOR Updates” Blog Launches with Posts About New “My Lists” & Update to “Cite This Item”

2016-06-16_17-35-37In the past couple of weeks JSTOR launched the “JSTOR Updates”  blog.

The first two posts were written by Kristen Garlock, Associate Director of Education & Outreach at JSTOR and feature news about new and updated features on the JSTOR.org website/database.

1. Updates to Cite This Item, Search Results Display

In order to improve the accuracy of the preformatted citations under the “Cite This Item” feature, we recently changed the service we use to format them. We are now using the EasyBib API for this purpose, which has improved the quality of the citations and will be updated automatically as styles change

Last week we introduced a few styling changes for the search results page in order to streamline the experience on the page. All filtering and sorting options are now organized into a simple toolbar, which is now “sticky” (it will stay in place at the top of the screen while scolling).

Read the Complete Blog Post, View Screenshots

2. Launch of New “My Lists” Feature

The first functionality to be included in this new feature is the ability to create multiple lists to store and organize citations for items on JSTOR. You can create multiple lists for different topics and projects, for more flexibility with organizing research on JSTOR.

In this first release, the “Add To My Lists” button appears on the search results list and on the individual article, book chapter, and pamphlet pages. Lists are stored within a MyJSTOR account and can be accessed at any time from the MyJSTOR menu.

Read the Complete Blog Post, View Screenshots

Direct to JSTOR Updates Blog

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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