The JSTOR Understanding Series
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First released: Nov 2018Try this tool
Pick a text and pick a passage. Instantly see all the articles and chapters in JSTOR quoting that passage. With an ever-expanding roster of primary texts, the JSTOR Understanding Series is a powerful new way to research cultural and historical texts.
- Designed a new interaction that would work with a variety of texts (poetry, fiction, drama, etc.) and screen sizes. This design leveraged everything we learned from Understanding Shakespeare and Understanding the U.S. Constitution.
- Worked with Studies in English Literature to identify an initial collection of British literature from 1500-1900 (we are currently limited to out-of-copyright material).
- Worked with our Artstor colleagues to select images relevant to each title.
- Released the JSTOR Understanding Series on the JSTOR platform as a beta tool.
We continue to incubate the JSTOR Understanding Series, adding new texts and collections to make the collection more diverse and valuable.