It's important to cite your sources accurately. JSTOR can help - each book chapter and article on the site includes a "Cite This Item" link. Select that option, and you will see a new window with a preformatted citation, in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. Click on the clipboard icon to copy the preferred format.
The preformatted citations on JSTOR are updated as the style rules change, but it's always a good idea to double check before submitting your final paper.
My Lists allows you to create multiple lists to store and organize citations for items on JSTOR. You can create multiple lists for different topics and projects. Watch a two minute video demonstration of how to use My Lists.
The "Add To My Lists" button appears on the search results list and on the individual article, book chapter, and pamphlet pages. Select "Add to My Lists," then select a list or create a new one, and add your citation.
Lists are stored within a MyJSTOR account and can be accessed at any time from the MyJSTOR menu. The citing and export options available from the lists are the same options that appear on search results, item view pages, and Tables of Contents pages. Citations can be added, deleted, cited, and exported from a list at any time when you are logged in.
The outline builder is a feature integrated with My Lists on JSTOR. You can use the tool to organize citations and draft paper and project outlines without leaving JSTOR. Watch a two minute video demonstration of how to use the outline builder.
Each citation list you create has a "build outline" button in it. Selecting "build outline" enables you to create an outline for tracking your notes, a paper draft, or a project. In the outline builder, you can:
The outline builder includes a frequent auto-save feature. You can choose to stop and come back later - you won’t lose your work if you navigate away before downloading the outline. There is no limit on the overall number of lists or outlines that may be created. However, only one outline can currently be created for each list.