Sometimes one can get access to JStor and other subscription-only sites through one's university alumni association. Not all institutions provide this service. Institutional subscriptions are always far more expensive than individual subscriptions (this is also true of online reference sites such as the OED), and sometimes the sites can be accessed only through terminals in the institution's own network. Fortunately, my undergraduate college is in the city where I now live, but it's still tedious to drive there just to look up an article. If you need access to just one article, you can try searching out one of the authors at his or her personal web page (usually every faculty member has one) and asking. Often they are pleased to share their work with interested people and will e-mail a copy, and they may be unhappy that their journal articles, for which after all they were not paid (except in "points toward tenure"), are so difficult of access once Elsevier (for instance) gets hold of them. Jane McGary Portland, Oregon, USA At 11:30 AM 1/23/2013, you wrote: >All: > >I checked with JStor about access a few years ago and found it to be >much too expensive. I seem to recall in excess of $50-$100k >annually...something that only large libraries can afford. I was >fortunate to subsequently gain access through our association with >our university, and that access is invaluable. JStor did indicate >when I spoke with them years ago, that they might start considering >options for smaller groups, so it might be worth a try to see where >their price point is now, but I'm betting it's still out of reach >for this group.