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Access: Are You Logged In?
Lauren Trimble
5 days ago Updated
What's in this article:
How to tell if you're logged in properly. If you aren't logged in, you probably won't be able to get access to the things you need. 
Who cares:
People who have access to JSTOR via an institution or society.  
How to tell if you're logged in:
When you're trying to get access to stuff on JSTOR, it helps to check whether you're logged in through a participating institution. Some institutions send us IP addresses that JSTOR recognizes automatically. If, for example, you're on-campus or connected to your school's off-campus proxy, you may not EVEN REALIZE THAT YOU'RE IN. 
So how do you know when you're authenticated? You can look for a Provider Designation Statement (PDS). The format looks like this:
"Your access to JSTOR provided by [Institution Name Here]."
On every JSTOR page, you'll see a little outlined box in the top part of the screen that says 'Access' in bold.
If you see this statement at the top of the page, then you're already accessing the journals/books/pamphlets/etc that your school licenses. If you don't see it, try using the Institution Finder on the right side of the login page or contact us so that we can help you. If you aren't connected to an institution, there are options for individuals and alumni.
The world is truly your oyster. 
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