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by Janette Klein on 2024-04-08T00:00:00-05:00 in Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art and Design, Communication and Digital Media Production, English, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, Music, Political Science, Sociology | 0 Comments

JSTOR provides access to over 12 million academic articles from thousands of scholarly journals and over 100,000 ebooks. It also includes access to primary sources such as photographs, maps, newspapers, and even audio sources. These sources cover a wide range of academic disciplines. The best thing is that this material is reliable, and the articles are peer-reviewed. The uncluttered interface makes finding the sources you need easy.

Type in two or three words that describe the information you need, and you can quickly filter the results to journal articles, images, or even audio resources. In the advanced search, you can limit the search to specific disciplines.

An interesting new offering, currently in Beta, is the JSTOR Understanding series, a research tool from JSTOR Labs that connects primary texts with journal articles and book chapters in JSTOR that cite those texts. For example, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is now connected to multiple texts in JSTOR that quote sections of his speech. This tool provides complete texts of hundreds of original works and lets you quickly see which passages are most often referenced. The original works in this new tool are currently in 4 main collections: American Literature, British Literature, the King James Bible, and Shakespeare. You can also vote on what new works should be added to the British Literature collection!  

With JSTOR, you can find accurate, credible, and relevant sources for your assignments and interesting tools to help you read closely and engage with classic texts. Click to access JSTOR or go to the A-Z database list. For assistance with JSTOR, contact Rob Hallis at

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