JSTOR has announced the following new features that will enhance searching, viewing, and printing articles found in the JSTOR archive.
- A new PDF format for downloading and printing articles has replaced the previous High Quality PDF format. This new format enables JSTOR users to "search" or "find" words and phrases within the PDF version of JSTOR articles, as well as copy and paste portions of text from them.
- Search term highlighting is now available in JSTOR page images. When a user searches for a term and follows a link to an article from the results, the search terms will be highlighted in the article's page images.
- ARTstor, a non-profit initiative founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data. Similar to JSTOR, ARTstor's mission is to serve the scholarly community through its collections. To enhance the benefits of these two resources and to enable researchers to discover useful content across all formats, JSTOR has developed a way to search both JSTOR and ARTstor content simultaneously.
Specifically, users have the opportunity to search JSTOR article content, JSTOR image captions, and metadata for ARTstor images. Search results pages are separated into three tabs — Articles, Images from Articles, and ARTstor Images — so that users can easily view and choose among their results. Article image thumbnails accompany the caption results, and ARTstor results contain title, creator, and date information.