Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Database Guide: JSTOR: Searching [2]

Printable Version


Searching [2]

Searchable fields include Full-Text (entire content of article), Author, Item Title, Abstract (summary of article; there are only a limited number of abstracts in JSTOR), and Caption (of illustration).

Limits include Item Type (for most cases, I recommend setting this limit to Articles), Date Range (of when article was published), Article Language, and Discipline(s) and/or Journal(s).

As a sample search, try “Emancipation Proclamation” as an Item Title search setting the Item Type limit to Articles. Use quotation marks so Emancipation Proclamation will be searched as a phrase:

Back   ⇔   Next        


Paul Kammerdiner's picture
Paul Kammerdiner