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The databases are trying to match search terms to words in titles, abstracts, and the full text of articles. If you need an article written in German, try using German search terms.
Below are two ways to search to increase the relevancy of your search results in MLA: use options on the Advanced Search screen and expand your search terms using the Thesaurus.
Not all keywords will appear in the Thesaurus; not all terms in the Thesaurus will have alternative terms.
JSTOR searches journals covering multiple subjects, including literature and modern languages.
Use the Advanced Search page because it offers options to focus your search so that you don't get 100,000 irrelevant articles.