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DBS Library Online Databases Series

What is JSTOR? JSTOR was founded in 1995 to build trusted digital archives for scholarship. Today, it enables 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. With participation and support from the international scholarly community, JSTOR has created a highquality, interdisciplinary archive of scholarship, is actively preserving over 1,000 academic journals in both digital and print formats, and continues to greatly expand access to scholarly works and other materials needed for research and teaching globally.

Accessing JSTOR 1. Via your MyAthens account You can access your MyAthens account via the Library website eLibrary page by clicking on the MyAthens icon or by going directly on MyAthens’ website available at:

JSTOR on your mobile! A mobile friendly version of JSTOR is also available to all iPhone, Blackberry, Android, PDA, etc. users. For more info just check our ‘DBS Library resources on your mobile device’ guide!

2. Via the ‘Search electronic resources’ search tool on the Library website a. Click on the ‘Advanced Search’ icon b. Click on the ‘databases’ button. c. Click on the link to ‘JSTOR’ on the database list.

Login screen on the Library e-Library page

How do I search for articles in JSTOR? Basic Search: enter search terms to search all content disciplines, or select a discipline from the list.

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Advanced Search: you can narrow your search to specific publication dates, journals, authors, language, or many other search options.

Advanced Search screen

What if I really know which article or journal I’m looking for? Browse among all JSTOR journals: find journal issues and articles by clicking on ‘Browse’ and then the name, volume and issue of the journal that interests you. Locating an article: select the ‘Citation Locator’ under the ‘Search’ tab to enter citation information about a specific article you are looking for.

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How do I print or download an article? When you have found the article you were looking for, click on PDF button.

For more details on how to use JSTOR, you can also use the ‘Help’ button at the top right of the screen.

How do I create my own storing file on JSTOR Like any other online databases, JSTOR allows you to create your own storing file of citations for free. Register on ‘MyJSTOR’.

On your result page or on the article viewpage, click on the ‘Save citation’ button.

You can export your citations by using the ‘Export article citations’ button. You can also email the citations, print the list, or directly export them into a reference management software.

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Getting started with JSTOR