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Downloading book chapters

Chapters from ebooks on JSTOR can be read online, downloaded as PDFs or saved to JSTOR Workspace. To download a PDF of a chapter, click the Download PDF link under the chapter description:

Screenshot showing download pdf option for JSTOR ebooks

You will then be asked to accept the terms and conditions of use, after which your chapter will download. 

JSTOR Workspace

JSTOR now offers access to Workspace, a  virtual space where content can be saved, organised and annotated. 

Workspace can be used temporarily, without logging in, but if you want to save documents there, you will need to register. You can do this by clicking on Register at the top of the page and then filling in your information.

Screenshot showing Register button for JSTOR


Once registration is complete, you will be able to use Workspace to store content permanently and to organise it in folders and add annotations. 


The Workspace is a tool to organize your research for articles and book chapters you want to work with later. Within the space, group your citations using folders for different topics and projects, or just save items to the space. You can add notes on your items, delete, and move items to and from folders plus export any citation from your workspace when you’re logged in.


Get started

The "Save" button appears on your search results page and on the individual article, book chapter, and pamphlet pages. Select "Save," then go to your workspace by clicking the button again, or continue making selections. Citations you've already saved will be indicated by "View Workspace" wherever they appear on JSTOR.



Your workspace will be available for 2 days before expiring. Love what you’ve done? Create a free JSTOR account and keep it--no matter what institution you are affiliated with.

  • If you have created a temporary workspace and have not yet registered or logged into an account, clearing your browser cookies will cause your workspace items to disappear.


Citations stored within a JSTOR account can be accessed at any time from the Workspace menu. The citing and export options available from the lists are the same options that appear on search results, item view pages, and Tables of Contents pages.

In the Workspace you can:

  • add descriptions and notes to your folders
  • add descriptions, notes, and links to your individual citations
  • move items around from folder to folder, or from a folder back to your general workspace
  • add sublevel folders, to better organize your work

Found a source that's not on JSTOR? You can add links to sources from outside JSTOR. Use the "Add" icon to add an external link and reference name, then manage items the same way you manage JSTOR citations.

For more help with managing your research on JSTOR, see the JSTOR Guide