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Anna May Wong

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Our best stories about the vast histories and cultures of Americans with ancestry in Asia and the Pacific.
Source: https://www.jstor.org/stable/community.29919071

Victorian Knitting Manuals Collection

The first manuals for knitting were printed in the 1830s. Those interested in the history of knitting will find them a rich primary source for research.
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Free Will, Birth Control, and Coffee Jelly

Well-researched stories from The Guardian, Nursing Clio, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Illustration of a brain

Brain Implants, Pirates, and Pretty Birds

Well-researched stories from The New Yorker, Psyche, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Poetry from the Trenches of WWI

Tragically killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917, Edward Thomas was on the verge of a breakthrough.
Reginald Dwayne Betts

Reginald Dwayne Betts

A 2012 essay from the American Poetry Review on poetry and the architecture of anger.
Vincent van Gogh, 1889

Van Gogh, Breathing Plastic, and the Music of Struggle

Well-researched stories from The New York Times, Black Perspectives, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Source: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/community.29877673

Victorian Botanical Paintings

Amateur botanist Margaret Rebecca Dickinson painted the wildflowers she collected in the English countryside.
King Kong

King Kong, Mole Rats, and the Mark of the Beast

Well-researched stories from Wired, Mongabay, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Clockwise: Nicole Sealey, Ishion Hutchinson, Marilyn Nelson, How Nguyen, Cathy Park Hong, WS Merwin

Sonnets by 11 Contemporary Poets

The name of this fourteen-line poetic form comes from the Italian sonetto, meaning "a little sound or song."
A dog sitting in the woods

Animal Navigation, Mystery Bacteria, and Lies

Well-researched stories from The New Yorker, Scientific American, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Clockwise: Kevin Young, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Alexander, Mary Jo Bang, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Jack Gilbert

10 Contemporary Elegies

In these poems of lament, the speaker expresses grief and sorrow.
From left to right: Langston Hughes, Robert Hayden, Emily Dickinson, and Beah Richards

Celebrating National Poetry Month

Our best stories about poetry and poems offer free links to poems from contemporary and classic American poets.
Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris).

Octopus Dreams, Responsible Cussing, and the Filibuster

Well-researched stories from NPR, Atlas Obscura, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Alien Evolution, Texting while Walking, and a Maya Life

Well-researched stories from Quanta, Wired, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Women Nerds!

This Women's History Month, take a minute to bow down to the women of Nerdlandia.
The Lesbian Herstory Archives at Gay Pride, 2007

Lesbian Landmarks, Texas Bats, and Smelling Phones

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, Black Perspectives, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Hospital with 4 cots in a room without babies

Baby Bust, Dr. Seuss, and Lost Soil

Well-researched stories from The Root, Slate, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month all March with JSTOR Daily. We hope you'll find the stories below, and the scholarship they include in full, a valuable resource for classroom or leisure reading.
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Online Voices, Mongolian Dogs, and Coronazeit

Well-researched stories from The Conversation, Atlas Obscura, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison, Texas Power, and Bathroom Scales

Well-researched stories from Zora, CNBC, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Poems by 10 Contemporary Black Poets

Poems by Black poets, including Morgan Parker, Hanif Abdurraqib, Simone White, Terrance Hayes, and more.
Ruins of Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Ancient Cities, Black Prohibition, and COVID Kids

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, Politico, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Send Your Valentine a Song

These love songs from the Bowling Green State University Sheet Music Collection make the perfect gift. Plus, the covers are gorgeous.
Seydou Keïta

Celebrating Black Artists

Profiles of Betye Saar, Krista Franklin, Miles Davis, Basquiat, Kanye West, Faith Ringgold and more.