Did you know that in addition to great content, JSTOR also includes several tools to support your research? This guide highlights several JSTOR features that can help you find content, organize your sources, and start writing notes and papers.
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.
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.
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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.
Learn how to save content on JSTOR so you can easily find, cite, and download it. (3 minutes)
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Try JSTOR's free online course, Research Basics!
Research Basics is a free, self-paced online research skills course intended to help you build your research skills and prepare for college work.
The course consists of three modules focused on effective searching, establishing credibility, and citing scholarly work. Each module has three sections, and each section includes a 10-minute video overview of the topic.
After watching each video, use a set of practice questions to test what you've learned and then take an assessment quiz for the full module. Upon the successful completion of a module quiz, you earn a virtual badge!
JSTOR Daily (daily.jstor.org) is an online magazine that provides context and background to news stories and current affairs. It publishes short and long posts from journalists and academics, and all pieces link to journal articles on JSTOR for deeper reading. We're constantly updating the site with blog posts, columns, long-form essays, and interviews with scholars, so there's always plenty of new material.
The stories—written by journalists and academics—cover scholarship from a wide array of disciplines and are organized by topics: Arts & Culture, History & Politics, Business & Economics, Science & Technology, and Education & Society. JSTOR Daily can be a great source for ideas for paper topics and classroom discussion.
Here are links to some of the most recent articles:
The JSTOR Understanding series is a research tool from JSTOR Labs that connects primary texts with with journal articles and book chapters on JSTOR that cite those texts. Building on a previous project, Understanding Shakespeare, this beta release of the Understanding series expands the scope of the tool to include ten key works of British literature, the King James Bible, and all Shakespeare plays and sonnets.
Try Text Analyzer, from JSTOR Labs! It's a way to search JSTOR: upload your own text or document, Text Analyzer will process the text to find the most significant topics and then recommends similar content on JSTOR.
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