Access: How to Login as a Student
September 14, 2017 00:30 Updated
What's in this article:
- How to login when you're not on campus.
- How to find your institution using our 'Institution Finder.' The Institution Finder is a tool that will direct you to the proper login page on your institution's website.
- A discussion of the many ways an institution can access JSTOR.
- Why you should always start with your librarian if you have access questions.
Students/Members of a participating institution who are trying to log in off-campus.
What you can do, right now, to get JSTOR access:
Check with your librarian. Always a great resource, they will know for sure, and quickly, how best to get you access to JSTOR from on or off campus.
Check your institution's website, specifically the library's web page. Look for Databases, A-Z List, eResources, Off-Campus Access and the like. These will often connect you with an off campus login pathway to JSTOR.
Watch this short video about how to navigate JSTOR's Institution Finder to access JSTOR remotely. If you prefer to read and look at screenshots, written instructions are also below.
Finding your school on JSTOR:
Click on the "Login Through Your Library" link on the top side of any page on JSTOR.
This will take you to the login page. On the right hand side of the page, you'll have two different means of searching for your institution. The first option is where you're most likely to have success. Here, you can type in the name of your school and find it directly. The second option detects your IP and tries to give you an accurate list based on your location.
If you're searching and you find your school in the dropdown menu below search, click it. There may be a "login" button to the right hand side. Following the "Login" button will take you back to your school's library website, where you will sign in using whatever method your library uses. Once you are authenticated, you should automatically be redirected back to JSTOR and you are good to go!
If you find your school and you see "More Info" in lieu of "Login" that generally means we don't have an official URL to point to your library's login page. If you see "More Info," try your university's library website first. You can search for terms like "databases," "off-campus access," "e-resources," "proxy server," or "Virtual Private Network" (VPN). These may lead you to an off-campus means of accessing JSTOR.
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