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