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JSTOR is only a small part of the information universe

FINDING RESEARCH FROM THE FULL RANGE OF INFORMATION RESOURCES

DO NOT START YOUR JOURNAL SEARCH IN JSTOR.

Starting a search in JSTOR overlooks many important articles from commercial and society publishers. You will be certain to miss many significant articles.

All the material within JSTOR will be identified through the much more comprehensive searching found within our subject specific journal indexes. These indexes cover thousands of additional high-quality journals.

In most instances, you would be better served to start your research in subject databases or within the Academic Search Complete aggregator, which contains full-text articles from 800 core journals across many fields.

However, another tool that may be useful if you are looking for fairly comprehensive searching is the search Multiple Databases tool, which performs simultaneous searches across many databases. This broad database may help you discover related content in secondary fields or multimedia material not covered in the journal indexes. But owing to  the large number of —resultsthe swamping effect—this federated search tool should not be the primary way to search for most topics.

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The direct link to JSTOR.

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