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How to Use JSTOR (for students)

Text Analyzer: a new way to search

Text Analyzer (Beta) is a new way to search JSTOR: upload your own text or document, Text Analyzer processes the text to find the most significant topics and then recommends similar content on JSTOR. Try it at jstor.org/analyze!

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.

 

Improve your research skills!

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

​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:

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