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Research tools on JSTOR

Cite your sources accurately

It's important to cite your sources accurately. JSTOR can help - each book chapter and article on the site includes a "Cite this item" link. Select the option, and you will see a new window with a preformatted citation, in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. Click Copy to copy the preferred format. 

  

The preformatted citations on JSTOR are updated as the style rules change, but it's always a good idea to double check before submitting your final paper.

Bulk export citations

Bulk download all of your JSTOR citations for use in your favorite citation manager. Select multiple citations from your workspace or from within a folder on your workspace, then use the "Cite" button at the top of your workspace, to export for RefWorks, EasyBib, NoodleTools or as an RIS or TXT file.

Organize your research using Workspace

About

The Workspace is a tool to organize your research for articles and book chapters you want to work with later. Within the space, group your citations using folders for different topics and projects, or just save items to the space. You can add notes on your items, delete, and move items to and from folders plus export any citation from your workspace when you’re logged in.

 

Get started

The "Save" button appears on your search results page and on the individual article, book chapter, and pamphlet pages. Select "Save," then go to your workspace by clicking the button again, or continue making selections. Citations you've already saved will be indicated by "View Workspace" wherever they appear on JSTOR.

 

Your workspace will be available for 2 days before expiring. Love what you’ve done? Create a free JSTOR account and keep it--no matter what institution you are affiliated with.

  • If you have created a temporary workspace and have not yet registered or logged into an account, clearing your browser cookies will cause your workspace items to disappear.

 

Citations stored within a JSTOR account can be accessed at any time from the Workspace menu. The citing and export options available from the lists are the same options that appear on search results, item view pages, and Tables of Contents pages.

 

In the Workspace you can:

  • add descriptions and notes to your folders
  • add descriptions, notes, and links to your individual citations
  • move items around from folder to folder, or from a folder back to your general workspace
  • add sublevel folders, to better organize your work

 

Found a source that's not on JSTOR? You can add links to sources from outside JSTOR. Use the "Add" icon to add an external link and reference name, then manage items the same way you manage JSTOR citations.

 

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