A Look at the resource Presented by the ULM Library Reference Department
Session Overview • What *IS* it, exactly? • What can I use it for? • What does it do? • Here’s how it works • Getting to it from home • Questions?
What *IS* It, Exactly? • JSTOR is a searchable collection of scholarly resources from journals and books • JSTOR holdings go back to the mid-1800s and feature up-to-date resources as well • It’s multidisciplinary, covering arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences, and everything in between • It features full-text articles, meaning you can access the entirety of a resource
What Can I Use It For? • JSTOR can provide you with articles and books that are appropriate for research • JSTOR resources are scholarly, meaning they’ve been through peer-review (checked by experts) • These resources are appropriate for inclusion in your research, because they are founded in research • It can provide a good historical look at issues and topics, since the holdings go back so far
What Does It Do? • You can conduct keyword searches (simple and advanced searches) • OR browse by general subject areas • OR browse by specific subject areas • You can also browse by resource titles • Resources can be downloaded or printed • You can email yourself citations (unformatted)
Here’s How It Works In order to access the database, you’ll need to start with the Library’s homepage – so that’s where we’ll start, so you can see JSTOR in action: http://www.ulm.edu/library
Getting To It From Home • Most of the Library’s electronic resources can be accessed remotely – that is, from places other than campus or the Library – via the website • However, in order to use the resources, you’ll have to login • Your login information is very simple: • Username: Campus Wide ID (CWID) • Password: MMYY • JSTOR is one of the resources that can be accessed from off-campus
Thanks for your attendance! Remember, if you need research help, all you have to do is ask the librarians. You can… Visit the Reference Desk, Library 1st floor Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Call us at (318) 342-1071