JSTOR Workspace is a useful added feature that allows you to save and organize your research. In order to make use of a Workspace, you must create and sign in to a free personal JSTOR account. If not signed in to a personal account (just accessing the database using Populi login information), the workspace will be temporary and any resources saved to it will expire in 2 days. Your personal Workspace can be accessed from the "Save" drop-down in search results or the online reader, or when signed in to your account by using the drop-down menu beneath your name in the upper right of JSTOR.
Your saved resources can be organized into folders according to your research needs, or used simply as broad "My Favorites" page.
1. Select the "+ Add Folder" button to create a new folder to organize your saved resources.
2. In addition to resources found via JSTOR, you can also add web links connected to your research to your Workspace. Select the globe "Add" icon to add a URL with a reference label for the link. Links will appear in your Workspace with a globe icon (see "Sokka Gakkai International - Nichiren" above).
3. Use checkboxes to select individual resources or complete folders, then select the arrow "Share" icon to email your selections to yourself or a colleague. By default, this email will include permalinks (stable URLs) to the resources.
4. Use checkboxes to select individual resources or complete folders, then select the folder "Move" icon to move resources to another folder in your Workspace.
5. Use checkboxes to select individual resources or complete folders, then select the quotation mark "Cite" icon to generate citation(s) and export as a Text or RIS file, or export directly to a citation manager. Remember to check your citations for accuracy before including them in your work to avoid errors in your final product.
6. Select the post-it "Add Notes" icon next to a resource in your Workspace to add a note to it. You can choose to show or hide notes attached to resources when you view your Workspace.
7. Select the quotation mark "Cite" icon next to a resource in your Workspace to generate a citation for it in one of the three major citation styles: MLA, APA, or Chicago. You can copy the citation and paste directly into a works cited. However, remember to check your citations for accuracy before including them in your work to avoid errors in your final product. You can also export the citation as a Text or RIS file, or export directly to a citation manager.
8. Select the trash can "Delete" icon to remove a resource from your Workspace.
JSTOR has a new feature, currently in Beta, called the Text Analyzer which allows you to upload your own document to search for related articles and chapters in JSTOR. There is a link to the Text Analyzer on the JSTOR search homepage and it can be accessed from the Tools drop-down menu:
Drag and drop or select a file from your computer to upload to the Text Analyzer:
The Analyzer will return a whole page of textual analysis and suggested resources. It determines a set of prioritized terms to search the JSTOR database (which can be edited by the user) that it pulls from the terms it identified - including topics, people, locations, and organizations. You can click identified terms to add or remove them as prioritized terms. The results list looks largely the same as results from a typical JSTOR search, with all of the same options to download, save, etc. You can limit the results further by using the Search Filters drop-down menu:
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