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Most Universities offer two ways to access: on campus or off campus. Universities usually use the institutional search or “Institution Finder” to log in while off campus.
When you're off campus or remote
- If you type your school’s name into the Institution Finder and off-campus login is available, your university will appear in the Search Results.
- If your university is found in the Search Results, click directly on the university name and then enter your university credentials in order to sign in.
- If your university is not found in the Search Results, check your university’s library webpage for an “A-Z list” or “databases” area.
- For more information on logging in from off-campus, read the following instructions in the following section: "Logging on From Your Library’s website".
Note: Not sure what your university credentials are? They are usually the username and password you use to check your university mail or log in to your courses, but if you’re still not able to log in, check with your school’s library or IT department to make sure you’re using the right login information.
Option 2: Logging on From Your Library’s website
Your school’s library website might also have an off-campus sign-in link. To use this feature: take the following steps:
- Go to your school’s library website
- Look for words like: “Databases, A-Z List, eResources, Off-Campus Access,” or similar
- If they subscribe to JSTOR, you will be able to click the link to "JSTOR" on your library's website
- A window should appear that allows you to log in with your university-issued username and password (the username and password that your school gave you to access online courses and school email).
- After logging in, it should say "Access to JSTOR provided by [Your school name]" at the top of any page on JSTOR.org
Option 3: Other access methods
Are you having trouble finding a way to log in to JSTOR, even after reviewing the above steps? Talk to your librarian.
Your librarian is a great resource for making sure you find resources you need as fast as possible, and often they have the most up-to-date information for how to log in from off-campus.
Note that if you clicked on a link that your university gave you, and your browser unexpectedly redirected you to this page, we need to talk with your library to update your institution's access information. Please ask your library to contact us. Librarians: for information on updating Shibboleth and OpenAthens links, please see our Access Management: Shibboleth & OpenAthens In Depth support page.
If you are on your university’s campus and/or using their internet connection, you may already be connected to JSTOR. Here's how to check:
- Go to any page on JSTOR.org
- If it says “Access Provided by [Your Institution Name],” at the top of the page when you to JSTOR.org, you are already logged in through your school’s subscription and can access everything your library subscribes to.
- If it doesn't say this, but you are on campus, contact your library for the quickest solution to getting access to research materials.
Quick tip: Ready to start searching? We have resources on our Search Support page.
Quick tip: Confused about why you can still see “Log in to My Account” at the top right of the screen? It’s ok! That’s a login screen for individual accounts. With individual accounts, you can save citations and build outlines so that you don’t lose your work later on. You can learn more about this on our individual account support page.