JSTOR’s Register & Read beta service has been letting anyone sign up to read up to three JSTOR articles per fortnight, for free. Just to read, mind you — not to download or copy-and-paste. Until now R&R access has been to a mere 77 journals…

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But a new Jan 2013 press release proclaims a much meatier “1,200 journals” for the R&R offer…

“more than 1,200 journals [titles .xls] are now available for limited reading by the public. This is part of a major expansion of JSTOR’s experimental program Register & Read…”

R&R access can be had by registering for a MyJSTOR account.

If you need to quote from an R&R article, don’t struggle with retyping the quote into your essay. The Microsoft Office 2007 OneNote ‘screen clipping’ OCR function is your friend, in such cases. OneNote works extremely well at “reading” screengrab images and turning them into editable text, even when the text is very small and a bit rough…

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