LEAD 502 - Developing Scholars Seminar

This guide is for students enrolled in the Developing Scholars seminar as they develop annotated bibliographries in anticipation of publishing or presenting about their research.

Library Research Guide


Jstor's home page

Searching by Author in JSTOR

To find materials written by a specific person, follow these steps:

  1. Access the advanced search screen
  2. Change the top-right drop-down menu to "author"
  3. Enter the first and last name of the person and click search. 

Screenshot of JSTOR's advanced search screen showing an author search for Nyla Branscombe

Searching by Topic

To find articles, books, and other resources about a topic of interest, follow these steps:

  1. Access JSTOR's advanced search screen
  2. Use one row for each main concept in your topic.
    1. In each row enter synonyms or words that are related to the concept.Link these with OR
    2. Use a asterisk to stem a term so that you will find words with variant endings. For example, stereotyp* will find any word beginning with the stereotyp. This includes stereotype, stereotypes, stereotypical, stereotyping.

For example, if your topic is cognitive influences on stereotyping of women, you would dedicate one row to the concept cognitive, one to the concept stereotyping, and one to the concept women. After thinking of closely related terms and adding asterisks, you might come up with:

Screen shot of JSTOR's advanced search screen

  1. If your set of results is large (more than a few hundred), it is wise to perform your search again, and specify that the most important concepts should appear in the title. 

Screenshot of JSTOR's advanced search screen showing the title selected as the scope for the top two rows.