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How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive
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How to Search JSTOR\'s Online Archive

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JSTOR, the online scholarly journal archive, provides excellent service, but can sometimes fall short in providing a user-friendly search experience. This tutorial provides a quick guide to getting …

JSTOR, the online scholarly journal archive, provides excellent service, but can sometimes fall short in providing a user-friendly search experience. This tutorial provides a quick guide to getting the most out of what JSTOR does offer.

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  • 1. WHAT IS IT? HOW DOES IT WORK? HOW DO I FIND WHAT I NEED?
  • 2.
    • JSTOR is a non-profit online journal archive that provides access to scholarly journals from as far back as the 1600’s.
    • Run by the University of Michigan.
    • Intended for in-depth research by a scholarly audience.
    • Mission:
      • To work with the scholarly community to preserve their work and the materials they rely upon, and to build a common research platform that promotes the discovery and use of these resources.
  • 3. More than six thousand institutions from 144 countries
  • 4. More than six million articles indexed and available online
  • 5.
    • SEARCHING JSTOR
    • JSTOR’s basic search function is set for a full-text search, so for more flexibility and accuracy you should search using the ‘Advanced Search’ tab:
    • Author
    • Title of article
    • Caption (citation information)
    • Abstract keyword search
    • Full-text keyword search
  • 6.
    • Once you have a good search going, try limiting your search by specific fields:
    • Type: article, review, editorial, pamphlet
    • Date of publication
    • Language (English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese and Spanish)
    • Discipline Area
  • 7. Disciplines Covered in JSTOR:
  • 8.
    • Save your search history
    • Browse through collections
  • 9.
    • References, Citing Articles and articles by the same author are also indexed:
  • 10.  
  • 11.
    • BUT, if you want to give it a go…
  • 12.
    • If interested in a particular discipline, search only within that discipline.
    • Search for keywords in full-text fields first, then limit your search if you find too many results.
  • 13.
    • JSTOR is fully linked to Google Scholar, so you may want to search from there.
    Include JSTOR in your Google Scholar search…...
  • 14.
    • Google Scholar search results will eventually bring you back to JSTOR.
  • 15.
    • For in-depth research in your discipline
    • Articles never age out
    • Indexing does not include subject headings or keywords
      • Search by either citation information or full-text

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