JSTOR is a digital library, which you openly provides hundreds of academic books, journals, and resources, ready at your finger tips. Recently only being shown the site myself, I have found it to be extremely useful, as not online does it contain books but also, primary sources, and current issues of journals.
As JSTOR is used by so many prestigious publishers and universities across the country, there is some stigma surrounding it, with individuals under the impression it is for more ‘academic’ subjects. However, by merely typing in the specific word or subject into the search engine; it provides you with huge amount of books, which can be extremely useful for evidence in essays or general readings. Including academic sources on network society and the media. I find JSOR a great representation of how far our society has come in a positive way, at points we focus and use the advancements in media in a negative manner. However, the growth of JSTOR now in more than 160 countries has allows us to use information for around the word that can better our education, not just in assignments but also daily readings. We no longer have a limit on our research, no matter our subject.
Though you do need to subscribe to ‘MyJSTOR’ for it to save the readings you have looked at, it is freely available to the public to use, and costs nothing. Below I have shown the process of how easy it is to use, by typing in my subject and its results:
Therefore I full recommend anyone to use JSTOR, as when faced with an essay which your library may not have many academic sources on the subject at hand; JSTOR is completely reliable, and you do not have to search for hours.