Treasure trove for students of Alcott

Remember that phrase from “Peanuts” by Charles Schulz – “Happiness is”? Happiness is … spending the afternoon perusing in-depth articles on the Alcotts. Pages and pages of articles by the finest Alcott scholars covering a wide variety of topics. All of these can be found on

You do not have to be affiliated with an academic institution to join.  You can read online up to 6 articles per month for free or you can subscribe for under $20 per month for unlimited views.

Or, you can sign up with your library. City libraries in particular have memberships which give you added access including the ability to download PDF versions of any article you want. Even though I don’t live in Boston, I was able to secure an online library card with the Boston Public Library and thus gained access to this treasure trove of information.

You can also follow JStor through social media — their Twitter handle is @JSTOR_Daily and they can be found on Facebook at

There are several videos available on both YouTube and Vimeo with tips on how to get the most out of JStor. Here is one with search tips:

Happy reading!

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