JSTOR (short for Journal Storage) is a major source of journals for the Arts and Humanities. If you are studying in these areas you will often find that academic journal articles you need are here.
Login using the link on the Databases A-Z page.
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What is JSTOR?
•JSTOR is a research and teaching platform for the academic community to publish, discover, and preserve scholarly content.
• JSTOR includes over 1,400 leading academic journals and primary source materials valuable for academic work, including the most current issues of 174 journals.
• The entire archive is full-text searchable, includes images and multi-media files, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.
• Founded in 1995, JSTOR is a service of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization.
JSTOR have PDF guide which is a useful quick reference on how to do things.
How to do a basic search
When you first log into JSTOR, you will see the Basic Search box.
Enter your keywords and click the Search button.
How to do an advanced search
To get to Advanced Search, click the Search pull-down in the menu at the top and select Advanced Search.
You can enter your keywords and combine them with AND, OR and NOT, quotation marks, and parentheses, just as you would in Basic Search.
- Use the pull-down menu to the left of the search box to select AND, OR or NOT
- Include links to external content – includes search results that have full-text content in another database or on the web. You can leave this option selected but it might lead to things we don’t have access for.
Include only content I can access – eliminates search results with no full-text in JSTOR.
- Item Type allows you to narrow do your search by whether you want an article, an ebook, a pamphlet, etc.
- Date Range allows you to limit your search to items that were published in a certain time period
- Check off the disciplines (subject areas) that you want to search down at the bottom of the Advanced Search page.
- Language lets you restrict your search to only documents in English (or another language).
There are also the following short videos to help you:
How to search:
This video shows how to use the Advanced Search feature:
Keeping up to date: