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Most high schools offer two ways to access: on campus or off campus. High schools don’t usually use the “Institution Finder” to log in, but there are some exceptions. If you know that your high school has a proxy, use the institutional search or "Institution Finder" to log in while off campus. If not, read on:
Your librarian can tell you how to access JSTOR, but in case they’re not available, here are some places to start.
Option 1: A link on your school's website
Many high schools offer access via a password-protected link on your library's website:
- Verify with your librarian that this is the way they've decided to provide access.
- If your school provides this login method, log in to your high school’s website
- Find and click on the link to JSTOR and you will be automatically logged in
Note: How can you tell if you’re logged in? It will say “Access to JSTOR provided by [Your High School Name]” at the top of JSTOR.org. If it does not say this, talk to your librarian for more help.
Option 2: Google Social Single Sign On
If your school uses Google to sign into your library or school website, then you should be able to use Google as way to log into and gain access to JSTOR. Here is what you need to do to log into JSTOR using your school's Google Account:
- Go to JSTOR's Institutional Search Page
- Search for the name of your school
- Click the "Log in" button
- You will then be asked to log into your Google account.
Note: You must log in with your school affiliated email address, this is what allows JSTOR to recognize that you are a member of your school.
Option 3: A Shared Username and Password
If your librarian has given you a username and password to log on to JSTOR directly from the JSTOR.org website:
- Go to the Login Page
- Enter your school’s username and password on the left side of the screen
- Click "Login" beneath the username and password fields
While we at JSTOR support cannot provide you with this login information, your librarian or teacher can!
Note: If you are successfully logged in, it will say “Access to JSTOR provided by [Your High School Name]” at the top of JSTOR.org. Not sure if you're logged in? We have a support article that can help you find out.
Still not able to access? Talk to your librarian—they are your best bet for learning how to access JSTOR through your high school. You can also contact us at JSTOR Support.
If you’re using your high school’s internet connection, you may already be connected to JSTOR.
If you go to JSTOR.org and see “Access Provided by [Your High School]” at the top of the screen, you’re logged in and can access everything your school subscribes to.
If you do not see the “Access Provided by [Your High School]” at the top of JSTOR.org, talk to your librarian. We might need more technical information from your school, or they might have other access options that JSTOR doesn't have in our records.