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Ebooks at Carleton

A guide to the various ebook options at Carleton

What are JSTOR books?

JSTOR books are ebooks made available through the JSTOR platform. Usually, you will be offered the choice of downloading specific chapters, rather than a whole book as you would on some other platforms. JSTOR books can be searched directly in Catalyst, or in JSTOR itself.

Where can I find JSTOR?

You can always find a link to the library's JSTOR subscription on the "Databases" tab on the library website. By linking to JSTOR through the library website, you ensure that you are using our subscription.

JSTOR Books Fast Facts

JSTOR ebooks can be searched and read in the same way as JSTOR articles. They appear in the “All Results” search in Catalyst as well as under a separate “Books” tab. Ebooks can also be read in your browser.

Fast facts:

  • Downloads are available as PDF files only.
  • Downloads are by book chapter, rather than the whole book (although you could download each individual chapter to access the whole book if you chose).
  • Downloaded PDF files do not expire.
  • Access titles through the JSTOR link on the library's database tab or through the library catalog. 

Supported devices: Any device with the ability to browse the Internet or open PDF files.