While many schools are moving to online only or remote access during the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, JSTOR is prepared to help.
JSTOR can be accessed from off-campus. Below is a list of resources to help you get or establish access to JSTOR if your institution is moving to online only education during the crisis.
What's in this article:
- Students and Faculty
- Librarians and administrators for participating institutions
- Access for Independent Researchers
Students and Faculty:
How to log in to JSTOR from off-campus
If you’re a university student or faculty, your university may have remote sign-in available:
- First, check the institution finder to see if there is a “log in” link next to your school’s name.
- If there isn’t, check your university’s library webpage for an “A-Z list” or “databases” area
- If you still can’t find remote access. Contact your librarian. They may have another off-campus access method that JSTOR doesn’t have on file. In the meantime, we have a free online reading program that may help you bridge the gap.
If you’re a high school or middle school student, your librarian or teacher will be able to share log in methods with you. This might include:
- a shared username and password for your school. If you have that information, enter it on our sign in page.
- a link from your school’s website that takes you right to JSTOR. Just log in to your school’s site > click the link to JSTOR for automatic log in.
- If neither of these are available, talk to your librarian and encourage them to reach out to us so that we can help set up off-site access for your school.
How to find what you need on JSTOR
- For a helpful overview of searching on JSTOR for different topics, see our LibGuides
- If you’re working on an assignment, we also have a guide for Using JSTOR to Start Your Research
- For staying organized and remembering helpful sources you’ve found, try Organizing Your Research with the JSTOR Workspace
Librarians and administrators
Enabling access for your students
For current JSTOR participants:
- Make sure you have an administrative account so that you can confirm that all the access information we have on file for you is correct. If you don’t have an administrator account, contact us and we will help create one for you.
- If you have a proxy or SAML (Open Athens or Shibboleth), make sure we have your information. Send us:
- Your proxy URL and Proxy IP so that we can enable it on the Institution Finder, OR
- Your entity ID and Federation Read more about enabling SAML (Shibboleth and Open Athens) for JSTOR)
- If you have a referring URL, test the link from a non-campus internet connection to ensure it’s working. If you’ve moved the link to JSTOR to another page, contact us to let us know what the new referring page is.
Education materials for you and your patrons
- We have recorded and on demand webinars you can watch anytime, anywhere:
Share the JSTOR LibGuides we’ve created, or copy them to your own LibGuides site.
Access for Independent Researchers
- Get free access to read articles online on JSTOR with our Register and Read Program, now expanded from 6 to 100 free articles to read online from now until December 31, 2020.
- For expanded access options for independent researchers, JSTOR offers a subscription service for downloading and viewing articles online
- See the list of all the Open Access and free content that ITHAKA’s platforms have to offer.