Answered By: eTeam Support
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2016     Views: 48

The library does not subscribe to all article content collected in the JSTOR database, meaning that you may discover articles in JSTOR for which full text is not immediately available. This article reviews your options for determining whether an article is available in JSTOR, in another one of the library's databases, in our print or microfilm collection, for limited online preview, or whether you will need to submit an ILL request for the article.

First, in order to ensure that all of the library's subscribed content is available to you, as well as to limit your search results to available content, we recommend that you access JSTOR using one of the library's links available on the A-Z Database List or from one of our numerous research guides. You will know that you are searching our collection when the following message appears in JSTOR:

Callout of Collection Message

If an article is immediately available for download as part of our JSTOR subscription, then the "Download PDF" button on the article detail page will appear blue and be clickable. Click on the "Download PDF" button and you will be taken through the steps to download a .pdf copy of the article to your device. Here is how the button will look:

Callout of Download PDF button

If an article is not immediately available for download as part of our JSTOR subscription, then the "Download PDF" button will appear white and be unclickable. In this case, use the "Find It" button to see if the article is available in another one of the library's databases, in our print or microfilm collection, or to submit an ILL request for the article. See the image and instructions below for how to use the Find It menu.

First, click on the "Find It" button to open up the Find It menu for the article. If the article is available in another one of the library's databases, one or more links will appear under the header titled Online. Click on these links to navigate to the article. 

If no links appear under the Online menu, then click on the "GIL" link under the Print header to see if the library owns any print copies or microfilm for the journal in which the article appears. Check to see if the library has print or microfilm coverage for the dates you need. If so, visit or contact the Checkout Desk at (912) 478-5647 to see about accessing the print or microfilm.

If you still can't find the full text of the article you need, then click on the "through Interlibrary Loan" link under the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) header to request that the library get a copy of the article for you. For more information about ILL, visit this page.

Callouts of Find It menu

In some cases when an article is not available as part of our JSTOR subscription, JSTOR may allow you to preview the whole article online if you sign up for a free account. This service is available by clicking on the "Read Online FREE" button above the Preview pane on the article detail page. Please note, this option will not allow you to download a .pdf copy of the article. 

Never pay for an article in JSTOR. If you need an article you find in JSTOR but cannot access it, submit an ILL request using the "Find It" button as described above and let the library get a copy for you.

Callout of JSTOR buttons.

If you have any questions, please contact the Information Services Desk at (912)478-5645.

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