Wednesday, November 11, 2009

JSTOR tips

JSTOR can be a great resource, lots of full text articles from key scholarly journals in a wide range of fields. Like any database it has its particular points:

  • everything in JSTOR is at least 3 years old - but then it has every article in the journal before that, back to the beginning, sometimes 100+ years worth!

  • use the advanced search - the default basic search is way too broad - often going to advanced, changing the drop down from "full text" to article title, or abstract is a good plan.

  • every record is full text - but you can't just do file/print, that will only get you the first page - click on the .pdf link in the upper right, ok, then you get the whole thing.

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