Online digital library JSTOR now offering free (but limited) access to everyone


JSTOR, an online digital library filled with quality academic papers, journals, and books, is now offering free access to everyone through their newly announced ‘Register & Read Program’.

Registering for an account to access JSTOR is known to be very expensive, and even then accounts are usually restricted to libraries and other academic institutions such as universities. The Register & Read Program allows anyone to simply create an account on the website, and be granted the ability to read 3 items every 14 days.

This works through their “shelf” system — every time you add a book or journal to your shelf, you’ll only be able to remove that item from your shelf after 14 days. While it might sound restrictive at first, take note that these are not short single articles, but very substantial pieces of literature so the need to borrow more than that might be for those who already have access to a full account.

In exchange for letting you read content for free, the personal details that you enter when you register is shared with JSTOR and its partners so that they can gain better insight as to who’s reading what material on the site. It’s a great deal, and if you’re a student at the moment, you should definitely take advantage.

For those interested, register for an account at the link below!

JSTOR registration page

[via The Verge]

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