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JSTOR mobile – responsive design

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    Beth Evans

    As posted on the ERIL list serv today.

    A more mobile JSTOR

    We are happy to announce improvements to using JSTOR on a mobile device. Rather than a device-specific app or a separate mobile site, we’ve used responsive design to implement an under-the-hood overhaul that enables the JSTOR interface to adapt to the screen size of a device, automatically.

    In responsive design, areas of the pages on the site are reflowed, moved, or hidden to present a simpler but fully functional experience for researchers. Via their mobile device, researchers may now use the Institution Finder (more details below) to log in from remote locations, complete advanced searches, save and manage citations and alerts, and access full-text content – no matter whether they are in the field or on a bus.

    The new mobile design works well on a wide variety of mobile phones and tablets. Give it a spin! Visit on your mobile device.

    Streamlining remote access

    Have you tried the Institution Finder yet? This tool gives users who have not yet logged in to JSTOR the ability to locate their institution from a list on the JSTOR website, log in to their host institution, and be returned to the page they started on at JSTOR. Our aim is to smooth authentication for the growing number of end users who are coming directly to JSTOR, from a variety of places such as Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia.

    The Institution Finder integrates with Shibboleth, EZProxy, and Innovative Interface’s WAM proxy. To provide us with your institution’s proxy information so that we may include it in the Institution Finder, please contact

    To see the Institution Finder in action, visit the Login page, or watch a one-minute video (

    Kristen Garlock
    Associate Director, Education & Outreach – JSTOR
    Contact us for more information:


    thanks Beth. I just emailed JSTOR to provide our proxy for their Institution Finder tool.

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