Module 7: Using JSTOR
This tutorial will cover how to search for articles
within JSTOR, how to limit the results to make them more relevant,
how to access the articles retrieved and obtain copies, and discuss
the archival nature of this database and the materials included.
To successfully complete this tutorial, a student will score at
least 8 out of 10 on the quiz at the end.
Approximate time to complete: 30
Upon completing this tutorial, students will be able to:
- navigate through the JSTOR database
- construct a search using truncation, Boolean operators, and/or
- define what a "moving wall" is
- identify ways to view search results
- identify the difference between a basic and an advanced search
Relevant ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards
for Higher Education:
2. The information literate student accesses
needed information effectively and efficiently.
2.2.d. Constructs a search strategy using appropriate
commands for the information retrieval system selected (e.g.
Boolean operators, truncation, and proximity for search engines;
internal organizers such as indexes for books.)
- 2.2.e. Implements the search strategy in various information
retrieval systems using different user interfaces and search engines,
with different command languages, protocols, and search parameters.
- 2.3. The information literate student retrieves information
online or in person using a variety of methods.