Exporting JSTOR search results for use in BibTeX databases
If you use a BibTeX-bibliography managing program, such as
it is possible to export the results of a JSTOR search into your BibTeX database.
Below is a description of how to do this in both JabRef and BibDesk.
Saving Citations in JSTOR
There are a number of ways that you can save citations in JSTOR. When you are
viewing a single article in JSTOR, you can choose to save it's citation by
clicking on the ‘Save Citation’ link above the article. You can also save all
of the search results displayed on a given page by clicking on the ‘Save
All Citations on This Page’ link, which is located on the right side of the page.
Once you have a selection of saved citations that you would like to export,
click on the `View Saved Citations' link.
Exporting for use in BibDesk (Mac OSX)
There are two options:
Option A: Click on the link titled “Directly export citations into EndNote, ProCite,
or Reference Manager.” This will cause JSTOR to produce a *.txt file for you to download.
Once you have downloaded the file, change the file extension to *.ris. Use BibDesk to
open the *.ris file.
Option B: Next to the “View and Save Citations” option is a list that you
can scroll through. Choose “BibTeX” and click “View.” This will open
your saved citations in a new browser window. Click “Save As” on the new
browser's “File” menu, and save as a *.txt file. Use BibDesk to open the *.txt file.
You will want to replace the cite-keys. To do this, select all of the
citations, then navigate to the Publication menu and choose the
Generate Cite-Keys option.
Save the file as a *.bib file. Now you can use this file as you would any other
Exporting for use in JabRef (Windows and Mac OSX)
Click on the link titled “Directly export citations into EndNote, ProCite,
or Reference Manager.”
This will cause JSTOR to produce a *.txt file for you to download.
To open this file in JabRef, navigate to the FIle menu, and select
You will want to generate new cite-keys. To do this, select all of the
citations and then navigate to the Tools menue and choose the Autogenerate
BibTeX Keys option.
Save the file as a *.bib file. Now you can use file as you would any other