JSTOR Labs Introduces “Understanding U.S. Constitution” App For iOS, Version 1.0 Now Available (Free Resource)
The new app for iOS discussed below is the first app from JSTOR Labs in the iTunes App Store.
However, it’s one of several cool, interesting, and potentially useful apps from JSTOR Labs that can be found online and that you should take a look at.
All apps are free to access and use. Make sure to note JSTOR Snap. It’s one of a growing number of examples that utilize the camera as a search/discovery tool.
From the New App’s Web Site:
“Understanding the U.S. Constitution from JSTOR Labs” is a free research tool for high school and college-level teachers and students. The app provides a new way to explore the Constitution by linking every section of the text to the academic scholarship on JSTOR that quotes or cites it.
The app is free to download and use.
From the iTunes App Store Description:
Are you researching the history of women’s suffrage? Looking for articles analyzing the abolition of slavery in the United States? Or a budding constitutional law nerd? This app will help you understand the Constitution and its place in U.S. history and government.
“Understanding the U.S. Constitution from JSTOR Labs” is a free reference and research tool for high school and college-level teachers and students. The app provides a new way to explore the Constitution by linking every section of the text to the academic scholarship on JSTOR that cites or quotes that section, clause, or amendment.
This app includes:
- the full text of the Constitution
- links to relevant research articles in academic journals on JSTOR
More than 60% of the journal articles are free to read online at JSTOR with a registered account, or may even be available through your school’s subscription.
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