JSTOR Help Guide


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JSTOR Help Guide

  1. 1. Results What do the circular icons mean? After clicking the search button, you will  Next to the journal or item titles, there are see a list of items relevant to your search colored circles. U. Grant Miller terms and limiters.  These symbols indicate the level of Library Each result shows the title, author, access you have through JSTOR as a publication information, and links to the W&J student. full text if available.  Some items are in full-text, but for some you can only view the citation. Help Guide JSTOR Clicking on the title lets you access the What if JSTOR only has the citation for an page scan of the item, a summary, and article I want? JSTOR is a database that page thumbnails. provides access to citations Clicking on the author will create a new  If you can’t access the full-text for an list with only items that author has article you want through JSTOR or one of and full text articles from written. our other databases, you can use hundreds of peer-reviewed Interlibrary Loan to request the article journals covering the arts, from another library.  Go to http://www.washjeff.edu/library and sciences, ecology, botany, NOTE: clicking on the PDF link in your click on “User Services” in the menu on language, literature, and results will open a pop-up. You have to the left. music. While the articles go first agree to JSTOR’s Terms and back to the 1800s, the most Conditions before you can view the PDF recent articles (3 to 5 years) file. are not provided due to copyright restrictions.  On the User Services page, click on Interlibrary Loan on the left.  Click on “article request form” and fill out Click here to accept the terms as much information as possible. and view the PDF Washington & Jefferson College
  2. 2. How to Use JSTOR  In Browse by Title, you can see an  To search, you can used the Advanced alphabetical list of all the journals in Search form or Citation Locator. There are both browse features and search JSTOR.  Use Citation Locator if you already know features to navigate through this database.  Click on a title to get a list of the issues of exactly which article you want. You can browse by discipline, title, or that journal in JSTOR, arranged by year. publisher. Hold your mouse over “BROWSE” at the top of the page and then select an option.  In Advanced Search, you can type search terms into fields. You can add as many fields as you want by clicking the “ADD A FIELD +” box.  You can search within the full-text, author, item title, abstract, and caption. In Browse by Discipline, click on a discipline to see a list of journal titles that covers that subject.  In Browse by Publisher, you can see an alphabetical list of all publishers and the journals they publish that are stored in  You can also limit your search by item type, JSTOR. date range, language, discipline and publication title. Publisher Journal