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Postby Gonzalo » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:54 pm

Hi,

The library of my University offers access to JSTOR. I've discovered it this last week and I spent yesterday evening on it. I've downloaded some articles to my pen-drive and I've read other ones I was interested in but when I came home, I was not able to access to JSTOR from my PC. I've an account but JSTOR says that I must be at a PC from my University to be able to use the service. Does anyone know if there is any way to use JSTOR from another PC? If not, it's really a pity.

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Re: JSTOR

Postby spiphany » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:03 pm

You should contact your university to find out whether they have a way for university members to access library subscriptions off-campus. For example, the university I'm at has a VPN (virtual private network) system - something like a proxy, I guess - which allows you to access JSTOR, etc. I think other US universities have similar systems set up.

You will not be able to access all articles from JSTOR, in any case, only those journals for which your university has a subscription.
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Re: JSTOR

Postby annis » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:05 pm

JSTOR is a standard periodical subscription service (which I adore and use often, by the way). Someone does have to pay for it.

At the university I work for I can log into the local network via a VPN, at which point JSTOR is happy to talk to me again. I don't know where you are, but that may be a possibility.
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Re: JSTOR

Postby Gonzalo » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:13 pm

I have noticed such a VPN at https://www.upm.es/politecnica_virtual/ and I am going to try. Thanks for the help. I´ll tell if it works.
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Re: JSTOR

Postby Gonzalo » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:18 pm

It works! I am not able to ask the librarian herself right now because I live 60 kms far from the Campus but I am using that kind of proxy server and I can access to JSTOR. What a surprise! I am so happy...
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Re: JSTOR

Postby Gonzalo » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:54 am

Just another question: How can I save articles I am interested in to read later? I did "save my citations" but when I reset my session it´s lost and I cannot see them.

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Re: JSTOR

Postby quendidil » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:10 am

There should be a small panel on the upper right side of each article page where you see the "Save Citation" button. Below that a little there is a "PDF" button.
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Re: JSTOR

Postby Gonzalo » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:23 am

Ah, I thought I could just save the location on "My JSTOR" tab. So, I must to download them to my PC. Thanks for the clarification. JSTOR is fantastic.

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Re: JSTOR

Postby Gonzalo » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:40 pm

Well, I see now "67 saved citations" which I was not able to see a few hours before. So, I don´t need to download the articles I want to read later, I guess.
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