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How to Use JSTOR: Organizing Your Research

Cite Your Sources Accurately

It's important to cite your sources accurately. JSTOR offers a "Cite this item" link for each book chapter and article on the site. Select the option, and you will see a new window with a preformatted citation, in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. Click Copy to copy the preferred format. 

JSTOR citation generator

The preformatted citations on JSTOR are updated as the style rules change, but it's always a good idea to double check before submitting your final paper.

Organize Your Research

Download, Email, or Print the Article

Use the "Download PDF" button that appears on your search results page and on the individual article, book chapter, and pamphlet pages to download the article. Move your mouse over the "Share," then click on Email to send a direct link of the article to your email. You can also Print the article by first downloading the article as a PDF, then use the print icon in the Adobe Acrobat Reader to print.




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