Friday, May 20, 2005

JSTOR citation Search, preview available

Dear JSTOR Participant:

I am very happy to announce that a preview of the JSTOR Citation Search is now available.

Since the release of the new JSTOR search engine and interfaces in January 2005, many users have requested a simpler option for performing searches for authors and article titles. The Citation Search is intended to provide a quick and straightforward means of entering bibliographic data to conduct a search for known articles. Users may enter any combination of bibliographic data to try to locate an article. The search engine will first look for an exact match to the data entered into the form. If no exact match is found, the search engine will automatically identify the closest matches and will present them to the user.

The Citation Search Preview period will last for one month. During this time, we encourage you to send us your comments via the special feedback form that is linked to the Citation Search page. Your suggestions and questions will help us to prioritize changes and refinements for the final release of the feature. Work on the final version will begin after this one-month preview; however, the Citation Search (preview version) will remain available during the entire development period.

If you have any questions about the Citation Search or other questions about JSTOR, please contact JSTOR User Services at

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