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What is a registered individual account?
A registered individual account enables researchers to access and read participating publisher articles online for free. This account also may be used to grant additional permissions as an Admin for subscribing institutions.
Who uses an individual registered account?
Anyone with an e-mail address may register for an individual account.
These accounts are especially useful to individuals who are unaffiliated with a school or library and they also provide citation management and research tools for all kinds of researchers. Students, scholars, and independent historians may use an individual registered to conveniently save, manage, and organize citations for projects, articles, and papers directly on the JSTOR site.
If you are a librarian or administrative member of your institution, you must first have a registered individual account before you can be granted Admin permissions for the institutional account.
Admin permissions enable you to review and manage:
Learn more about what Librarians and Administrators can do with Admin permissions.
How do I register for an individual account?
To register for a new free account visit the JSTOR registration page.
You may use any e-mail address to register. The e-mail you choose to register your account with will be your default password.
Items marked with "*" are required to register
  1. Provide an email address*
  2. Confirm your email address*
  3. Select a strong password (includes at least one upper or lowercase character, one number or special character, 6 characters minimum, and no whitespace)*
  4. Confirm your password*
  5. Any additional information you would like to share (role, area of study, etc.) is optional
  6. After reviewing the Terms and Conditions of use, select the checkbox before submitting the form*
To stay logged in select the checkbox "Keep me Logged In"
To opt-into updates from JSTOR and/or JSTOR-participating publishers, select the checkbox "JSTOR Updates"
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What can I do with an Individual account?
Individual accounts can help you with your research, whether you are a student with access to an institutional subscription or an independent researcher:
Already registered? Learn more about How to Use Your Free Reads with an Individual Account
 
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