JSTOR’s Register & Read program for independent researchers


Are you an avid researcher who has already explored the library’s online databases and print collection? If so, you might be interested in JSTOR’s Register & Read program. JSTOR (short for journal storage) is “a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.” In the past, it could only be accessed by those affiliated with a research institution like a college or university.

Now, however, JSTOR’s Register & Read program allows independent researchers access to about 1,200 journals from about 700 publishers. Anyone can register for a free account, and read three JSTOR articles online per 14-day period for free. (PDF versions are available for purchase and download.)

Register & Read Frequently Asked Questions

So if you’d like a little something extra on top of all the databases the library provides, here’s a great opportunity to try JSTOR for free. Tell us how you like it!

Note: JSTOR also offers JPASS, another option for independent researchers (although, unlike Register & Read, it isn’t free; users can pay for a month or a year at a time). The JPASS plan allows unlimited reading and limited downloading (10 articles per month).

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