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Getting Started with JSTOR

When you access JSTOR it will prompt you to create a personal account. This account can also be used for ARTSTOR. This guide goes over how to create an account in JSTOR. 

Start at JSTOR

After logging in with your Passport credentials, JSTOR will prompt you to create a personal account using your email address. Agree to the Terms & Conditions. Click Create. 

A pop-up will appear, letting you know the account was created. 

You will know you are logged into your personal account because your email will be in the upper right. From here, you can click Profile to create a password. 

Click Add a password

Make sure your Polk State email address is listed. Click Submit to get a password reset link. 

Check your Polk State email for the password reset email. 

In the body of the email, click on Reset my Password

Create a new password that meets the criteria and then click reset my password

Log in with your Polk State email address and new password! 


Saving Research in JSTOR

Want to save what you find in JSTOR? It is easy to add anything you find to a folder in your Workspace. 

Let's save some pictures of puppies. We will start by finding an image, then clicking on Save and Create Folder.

Give the folder a Title and then click Create

and then click Save

A pop-up confirmation will appear. Access saved items anytime by clicking on Workspace


Folder Tools in JSTOR

Click on Workspace to access folders and saved materials. Click on a folder to view the resources it contains. 

How do I share my folder, export photos, cite, or add notes? From within a folder, you can find a link to share that folder (the link at the top of the browser will not work). You can also export the material to PowerPoint or a Zip file. And you can see tools below each image, such as how to add a note to the image or cite the image.


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