Some Complaints about JSTOR

Wed Mar 19, 2008

The scanning of the Burlington needs to be enlarged or redone, possibly. I have trouble reading the footnotes especially, which, if you want to find out the story about the transfer of Goya’s Black Paintings to canvas, for example, is really where the action is.

Another item is if you are doing a multiple keyword search, say “Goya (saturn or saturno)“. You will see a list at the top of the page which tells you that ONE or more of the items from your search appears on so-and-so page; but, when one of these items is much more common than another, as in this case, that tells you very little useful information. They should separate that list by keyword, or at least give you the option to do so.