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How to manage your shelf

Lauren Trimble

You’ve signed up for a MyJSTOR account and you’re ready to start reading! To start off, unless the publisher has marked an article as free (in which case you'll see the "Download PDF" option), Register and Read will only allow you to read your chosen articles online. You won't be able to download them. To get started, you first have to add articles to your shelf. Here’s how:

  •  When you find an article you’d like to read, check to see if the blue banner at the top says “Read Online Free” on the top right hand side. If it has this button, it is a part of Register and Read and can be added to your shelf.
  • Click the "Read Online (Free)" button. If you are not already logged in, you may log in with your MyJSTOR credentials when prompted or create a new account. You will be taken back to the article after this process.
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  • After you click the "Read Online (Free)" button, you'll be given a window with a button telling you to "Add To Shelf." This will take you to your MyJSTOR shelf, where you'll be asked to confirm that you want add the article. Choose carefully, once an article is added to your shelf it can’t be removed for 14 days.
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  • It’s ready! You can find your shelf under the drop down menu “MyJSTOR”. The article will stay on your shelf for 14 days. After this time you will have the option to remove it and replace it with something new. You’ll know an article is ready to be removed when the  “Remove” button appears underneath it.