@jstor how does a post-grad person get access to those journals? I miss nerding out. 😦


1. Does your uni provide access to alumni? Check here.

2. Do you live in a city that provides JSTOR access through the public library? NYPL does, as does Boston Public Library – check your local library!

3. Sign up for a free Register & Read account – create a MyJSTOR account and get online reading access to 85% of the journals on JSTOR. Check it out how to sign up (in an admittedly silly video) here, as well as how to manage your account. 

4. Need to download? Sign up for JPASS, our subscription service for independent researchers. 10 article downloads per month, it’s $19.50/month or $195/year. More info (+10% off the yearly plan) here

5. Interested in ONLY historical content published prior to 1923 in the US and 1870 worldwide? GOOD NEWS, all those articles are freely available. Just enter a search term, click the “Journals” tab in the results page, then sort by “Oldest” – early journal articles that are free to access will have a little “FREE” icon next to the title.

6. Just need one article? Many are made available by the publishers for single purchase directly from the JSTOR platform. Prices are set by the publishers, and vary widely, so just be aware of that. 

Hopes this helps! Feel free to reach out with any questions on any of the above. 




Britain just issued a travel warning for LGBT people headed to U.S.

It’s that bad.

In the eyes of the British government, the U.S. may now be a risky destination for LGBT travelers. The British Foreign Office posted a travel advisory update to its website Tuesday warning members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities about anti-LGBT laws passed recently in North Carolina and Mississippi. “The U.S. is an extremely diverse society and attitudes towards LGBT people differ hugely across the country,” the advisory reads. “LGBT travelers may be affected by legislation passed recently in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi.”

The advisory also provides a map that marks countries around the world — including Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Nicaragua, as well as much of northern Africa and the Middle East — that also have anti-LGBT laws, and includes a few more pieces of travel advice. “Some hotels, especially in rural areas, won’t accept bookings from same-sex couples — check before you go,” the British government warns, noting that LGBT travelers should also “exercise discretion” in rural areas and avoid “excessive physical shows of affection” when in public.

This is the type of thing that I think would come as a shock to some Americans, as to how SCARY their country appears to many of us in the rest of the world.
(And that’s allowing for the fact that many of our countries can be scary in their own ways.)


I love the way in the movie it makes out like Marius is one of the leaders of the rebellion, when in the book Marius is literally the goofy friend that says something dumb and everyone fondly rolls their eyes and goes ‘classic pontmercy’



And they said college would be harder than high school…

i am dying to know what jerry and robby did to invoke the wrath of the professor



Why Do People Always Assume There’s a Quick Fix to my Chronic Illness?: A Novel by me.

PS. I promise it’s not diet and exercise.