JSTOR is useful for students doing research in the social sciences, religion, and history. Nearly all titles in its collection are peer reviewed, however not every article within each journal is peer reviewed.
Using Advanced Search:
- Use the drop-down boxes to limit search terms to the title, author, abstract, or caption text.
- Use the drop-down boxes to combine search terms using the Boolean operators, AND/OR/NOT and NEAR 5/10/25. The NEAR operator looks for the combinations of keywords within 5, 10, or 25 words places of each other. The NEAR operator only works when searching for single keyword combinations. For example, you may search for cat NEAR 5 dog, but not "domesticated cat" NEAR 5 dog.
- Use the “Narrow by” options to search only articles, include/exclude book reviews, search for content published during a particular time frame, or in a particular language.
- Focus an article search in specific disciplines and titles using checkboxes.
Alternative ways of accessing WorldCat include: