Dear JSTOR Participant,
For the past several months JSTOR has been developing a new search engine in order to improve the usability of JSTOR searching. We are now happy to announce the initial release of JSTOR’s new search engine and search interfaces. The primary goals of this first release are to improve the speed of a search and to introduce the ability to search all disciplines at once without having to select each discipline individually.
Highlights of some of the other new features you will notice when using JSTOR:
* By default, JSTOR’s new Basic Search allows searchers to search all content in the archive (articles, reviews, etc.)
* The Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT are available. Words are “anded” together by default.
* Phrase searching is available by enclosing terms in quotes (e.g., “punctuated equilibrium”)
* Field searching may be accomplished by using field operators (e.g., ti:"two-person cooperative games" au:nash).
Advanced and Expert Search options, which allow users to limit their searches by field, content type, discipline and journal title, and date range, are also available.
To learn more about JSTOR’s search functionality, please visit:
We continue to work on our search engine, and plan to release additional features and enhancements. We encourage you to send us feedback regarding any additional functionality and improvements you would like to see.
Thank you for your continued support and suggestions.