Get Articles & Books with JSTOR

Get Articles & Books with JSTOR


JSTOR is a database with articles and books
on a variety of topics. You can find many contemporary publications
in JSTOR, but the strength of this database is that it contains the original copies of
many historical publications especially in the arts and humanities disciplines. Here’s an example of a scientific document
from 1693 about the evaporation of water. And this is a collection of folklore from
1836 called the Dublin Penny Journal. To access JSTOR go to shoreline.edu, then
head to Being a Student, then Library & Technology Center. Once you are here at the library’s homepage,
JSTOR can be found under Research, then Databases under the General heading. If you are accessing this from off campus,
you will need to know your Shoreline username and password. The Advanced Search in JSTOR can save you
time if you know you want only results from a certain subject matter. Here I’m searching only in Art for an art
style called tempera from publications from before 1900. JSTOR highlights our search term in yellow
so we can spot it easily. Another great way to use JSTOR is to browse
by subject. You’ll get an alphabetical list of both
journals and books available in JSTOR along with the copyright date. If you browse like this, the publication will
be listed by newest first, with issue number, date, and pages. Once you find an item you want to use for
your research, navigate through it with the blue arrows if it’s multiple pages. Some of the items on JSTOR are pay to access,
but if the item is free, you can download it as a PDF with this button which will add
a permalink and all the information you need for a citation on the first page like this. If you want to email to yourself or share,
use these buttons. To print, open the PDF file in a PDF viewer
like Adobe Acrobat or the Windows 10 app called Reader and select print options from that
program. JSTOR has a citation creator, but warns us
to double check its accuracy which you can do with Noodle Tools. Find out more about Noodle Tools through the
links in this video’s description. If need you help searching or want more information
about JSTOR, stop in during our hours, or connect with a librarian through our 24 hour
chat service.