What's in this Article:
- What's New in JSTOR for Organizing Your Research?
- Saving Items to Your Workspace
- Viewing & Organizing Your Workspace
What's New in JSTOR for Organizing Your Research?
We noticed that when people research, their first step is to do a search and gather as many relevant resources as possible, then go back later and organize that information according to their research.
We designed My Workspace to better fit into the researcher's workflow. You can still export your citations, save your items, and add notes to your work. With My Workspace, you can save your work on JSTOR, and come back to it at anytime.
Quick Tip: While the "outline" feature is no longer available, the lists you created in the past have been preserved and moved over to My Workspace.
Saving Items to Your Workspace
Let's say you were searching for any articles on JSTOR that have to do with "cat behavior." Enter your search terms, then you'll notice you have the option to "save" any of the search results you see. To keep this resource and come back to it later, click "Save."
Keep saving! If anything looks like it might be related to your research, just hit "Save" and come back to it later.
Viewing & Organizing Your Workspace
Viewing Your Workspace
New to JSTOR? Haven't created an account? That's ok! We will temporarily save your Workspace for 2 days from the first time that you save an item. But remember: you'll need to create an account or log in to your existing account to save MyWorkspace items permanently.
To access your Workspace, you can click on any of the "Saved" buttons. The button text will change to "View Workspace" after you hover (or tab) over the button.
Click on "View Workspace" to be taken to your saved items.
Quick Tip: after you create an account, you can also find your Workspace by selecting "My Workspace" from the dropdown menu that branches off of your name at the top right of the screen.
If you started saving your sources more than 2 days ago and didn't log in to MyJSTOR to save it, your work may have been lost. Contact us if you're not sure or need help!
Organizing Your Workspace
Once you get to your Workspace, you'll see all the articles you saved. From there, you will be able to create different folders.
Here is a quick list of all the things you can do from My Workspace:
- "Create" new folders
- "Add" links to external resources
- "Move" saved articles to folders you've created
- Create auto-formatted citations
- Delete Citations
Quick tip: To add a link to an external resource, click the "Add" icon and paste or type a link to a resource you found outside of the JSTOR website.
Soon, you will be able to drag and drop citations into your folders, but for now: click the check box next to each item you want to organize, then click "Move" to add them to a folder you already created.