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  •  I have a question... (2+ / 0-)
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    why is it so hard to get an individual subscription to JSTOR? When I was affiliated with a university I enjoyed researching on an ad hoc basis, but now it's much harder to do so.

    "It is, it seems, politically impossible to organize expenditure on the scale necessary to prove my case -- except in war conditions."--JM Keynes, 1940

    by randomfacts on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 02:48:41 PM PST

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    •  I Don't Know (5+ / 0-)

      I'm not a JSTOR expert, but someone who has been reading about the case and has some opinions regarding its service as part of a broader idea of how the culture of "free information" on the Internet may impact how or whether such information actually gets generated and transmitted in the future.

      I found this portal for individuals:

      http://about.jstor.org/...

      But you're right -- there is no basic subscription offered. You can read a few free articles a month, read all public domain articles, or buy articles on a single basis.

      But no subscription. I don't know why. If I were a freelancer writing a book, I might want to buy one and might pay quite a bit of money for it, for example.

      "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

      by bink on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 02:59:46 PM PST

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