Selecting / paying for / obtaining a license

Managing a license (for administrators)

Frequently asked questions (for administrators)

Joining a license (for users)

Other information

Questions: admin@english-corpora.org


Join license: by IP address

NOTE: Before joining the academic license (via IP address), you must first log in to one of the corpora (ANY of the corpora, e.g. COCA or iWeb) with your individual email and password. Even though you will be using the "group account", there still needs to be a way to track who has done individual queries, so that you can link to and re-use past queries (using "history", after logging in).

You can tell that you are logged in when the "person" icon in the upper right-hand corner changes from yellow  to green (or red, if it's not recognizing you as part of the academic license). In addition, on the SEARCH page, the message will change to .

Please make sure you are actually first logged in to your individual account before you report any problems to us.

 1.  First, check on this page to see if it recognizes your IP address as belonging to the academic license. If it doesn't, you're either not on campus, or the administrator for your academic license has not entered the right IP address.

 2.  Assuming #1 is OK, when you log in you should see a message that says the following (followed the date on which the license ends).


 3.  If you later see any messages asking you to upgrade to a premium account, or saying that your class has done too many queries, then check again to see if somehow it's not recognizing your IP address. If that's still OK, then your session may have "timed out" after half an hour of inactivity. Go back to the portal page, click on a corpus, and start over (including logging in).