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ENGL 1302 SO: Advanced Literary Criticism & JSTOR Research

advanced search in literature research center

To do an advanced search in Literature Research Center, click the Advanced link next to the main search box (or click THIS LINK).

You can then search several fields at once.  For example, this screen shot shows a search for The Glass Menagerie in the Name of Work field AND for Tennessee Williams in the Person-By or About field.  And you can also use the More Options section lower on the page to limit your results further (peer-reviewed only, date range, etc.).

Advanced JSTOR Search

You can get to advanced search from the JSTOR landing page by clicking on the 'advanced search' link beneath basic search. You can also hover over the search option in the upper left hand corner of the screen (it's the option to the right of "JSTOR Home"). 

Once you're on the advanced search page, you can limit your search by: 

·         author

·         article/book/pamphlet/review title

·         searching ONLY abstracts

·         key words within full-text (a.k.a all the content ever)

·         type of content (articles, books, pamphlets, reviews, everything else)

·         date range

·         language

·         ISBN

·         discipline or journal

·         searching ONLY the content that your school/library subscribes to

Please note that you will not be able to search without text in the first two fields. If you only chose a journal to narrow your search, for example, you will get an error that says, "We could not complete your search because nothing has been entered in the search form. Please try again."

It is also worth noting that the character limit on advanced search is 250 characters (including spaces).