Friday, January 06, 2006

New Linking Function in JSTOR

A nifty feature and good to know about. It lets the user link from references to the referenced item, as long as it is in JSTOR also.

Dear JSTOR Participant:

We are pleased to present you with an opportunity to preview JSTOR's new reference linking functionality. The new reference linking feature will enable JSTOR users to follow a link from a reference in an article directly to the cited article. At this time, the reference linking capability is internal - links are currently available only between journals archived in JSTOR. In the future, we expect to provide reference links to content external to the JSTOR archive.

For more details about this reference linking preview, and to view articles that contain reference links, please see the preview information page at:

The preview site is open to all JSTOR users and will be available for approximately 8 weeks. JSTOR plans to incorporate user feedback prior to the public release which is scheduled for the first quarter of 2006. Today, approximately 12,000 links are available from a small number of journals, and we will continue to add to the available links during the preview and throughout the coming months until all citations in the archive have been captured.

We encourage you to contact us with your comments about the reference linking feature. A special feedback survey form is linked to the preview information page, but you may also contact us via if you have any questions.

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