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JSTOR is a digital library of full-text scholarly material from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
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Your Research Scenario:
For this tutorial you are researching the representation of women in Grimm's classic fairy tales.
You are specifically looking for articles and books from the last 20 or so years.
First, you want to have some good keywords combined with Boolean Operators
Don't forget the quotes!
You should get over 1,000 results. That's too many!
JSTOR is unique because unlike databases, it does not contain any subject terms, tags, or descriptors.
Thus, JSTOR defaults to a search of the full text of the items it indexes.
JSTOR provides you with several helpful limiters that will allow you to get the best results.
JSTOR can help you narrow and refine your search further.
**Don't click Search just yet**
JSTOR allows you to limit to a specific discipline.
By checking the box you are searching all of the journals in this discipline.
Now how many results did you get?
Your results are listed in order of Relevance.
In addition to downloading the PDF of an item, you can also save the citation, email it, or export it.
JSTOR also allows you to view journal information.
What years does JStor cover for this journal?
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