Skip to Main Content

SSCI 300: Transfer Student Success (Fogle)

Searching in JSTOR and Google Scholar

Research articles in JSTOR:

JSTOR is a multidisciplinary database providing access to a wide breadth of scholarship including books, journals, and primary sources. For those of you searching for critical theories related to your angle of advocacy, I recommend giving this database a try. Its search functions are slightly different from the other databases we've covered, so here are some strategies to try:

  • Select Advanced Search (under the Basic Search box)


Searching JSTOR


  • Further refine by searching against your initial set of results.


Refine JSTOR searches


  • You may limit to journal articles by checking the "Journals" box; the vast majority of resources in JSTOR are peer-reviewed, including books. However, if you are unsure, check the source of your article (Journal name) and the publisher by doing a simple Google search. If you're still unsure, reach out to a librarian or your professor.

Research articles in Google Scholar CSUSM:

  • Please remember to use the Library's access point to Google Scholar CSUSM (linked in the heading of this section) to get to full-text articles and other research


Refining your search in Google Scholar CSUSM