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Wednesday, 25th September 2013

JSTOR Introduces Subscription Service for Individuals

By Africa S. Hands


Individuals can now get their own JPASS: a monthly or annual pass that provides access to 1,500 journals from JSTOR's archive collection.

JPASS offers people unlimited online reading from an expansive library of high quality journals across 50 subject areas and the ability to download up to 10 articles a month or 120 per year. JPASS holders also get a MyJSTOR account, enabling them to access JSTOR 24/7 from any device by simply logging in. In addition, this personalized access provides users with the ability to set up alerts for specific search terms or journals; to save and export citations; and, as a unique feature, to enjoy a personal library of saved article downloads, which are preserved and accessible to them—even if their JPASS expires.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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