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American Folklore: JSTOR Tips

Sources for Deborah Meyer's AMH 2010 course.

Searching JSTOR

Think of the JSTOR database as a "store" of older journal articles. To search JSTOR effectively, it is necessary to be aware of the type of article needed and the academic subject.

For example, to search for articles about Spain and the American Revolution, two steps are necessary:

STEP 1: Search on the keywords, with the phrase in quotes. Use the dropdown menu to retrieve a word from a field such as title or author, then check the boxes for Articles and Pamphlets (pamphlets can be considered Primary Sources)

STEP 2: page down on search screen, check History:


Reading / Printing Articles from JSTOR

The hits screen in JSTOR displays the number of total articles identified.

STEP 1: click on the article title to read and print.

STEP 2: once an article has been selected, information for citing is available, the article display occupies most of the page for reading. To print the article, click on View PDF and use the print icon in the upper right.