February 3, 2006

How to use the “Jstor” database

Posted in Pamela Nelson at 11:40 pm by groupone

Simply click on quicklinks, then database on the right of Tampa Library section. There enter Jstor in the search. The home page shows these different sections that you can go to: Search, Browse, About Jstor, Participation info, and Demo. Jstor is a Scholarly Journal Archive. If you click on About Jstor, it explains the information that is stored there. The information that is in Jstor is Arts and Science I,II,III,IV collections and General Science Collections. This has titles in Business, Language and Literature, Math and Statistics, and Music Collections. The Biological Science Collections hs titles in Ecology and Botany. The search part of Jstor has capabilities to do basic, advanced, expert, and article location.

One very unique capability of Jstor is that it can provide the person using it with a list of citations. With the click of a mouse you can store many citations and email them. Here are two that I found under Edgar Allen Poe.

Hutcherson, Dudley R. “Poe’s Reputaion in England and    America,  1850-1909.” American Literatue Vol. 14, No.3. (Nov.,  1942), pp.211-233. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici+0002-9831%28194211%2914%3A3%3c211%3APRIEAA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-A

“Poe at Virginia.” South Atlantic Bulletin Vol. 17, No. 4. (Mar., 1952), p 1+7. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0038-2868%28195203%2917%3A4%3C1%3APAV%3E2.0.C0%3B2-1






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