Open JSTOR. You can access JSTOR by going to the PCC Library home page, choosing ‘Databases A-Z’ under the Research heading, and scrolling down to and selecting the JSTOR database.
Once you have opened JSTOR, you will want to do the following for each of your five articles.
First, search for articles using appropriate search strings such as ‘First Crusade,’ ‘Riley-Smith, Jonathan,’ etc. Remember that you must find articles that are less than fifty-years old, and you must find at least two written by one of the following historians: Jonathan Riley-Smith, Christopher Tyerman, Steven Runciman, and Norman Housley. As you also want to avoid book reviews, I recommend that you use the ‘Advanced Search’ option; it allows you to select a box that will limit your search results to articles.
Second, find an article with a title that appears to be appropriate. Be sure to avoid articles with titles that clearly deal with modern-day issues or that pertain to Crusades outside the Middle East.
Third, when you have found an appropriate article, select the option to see the PDF of the full article. Skim over the first few pages to ensure that it is appropriate, and to get a sense of the article’s focus.
Fourth, once you have determined that the article is appropriate, copy and paste the bibliographic information into your word processing document. The easiest way to do this is to choose the ‘View Citation’ option under ‘Tools.’ You can then copy and paste the information into your word processing document, and rearrange it to conform to the bibliographic format demonstrated earlier in this document. Please note that JSTOR has an export feature, but it does not work well with word processing documents.
Fifth, Write a sentence or two of annotation that details the subject of the article and its potential utility to someone researching the Crusades. You do NOT need to read the entire article to do this. Rather, simply skim over the first few paragraphs to get a sense of the article’s focus.
Sixth, when you have provided the bibliographic citation for all five articles and have proofread your work, please submit it as a .doc file via the Annotated Bibliography Assignment.