Note: this page is designed to help the users of the academic license that your university has purchased. It assumes that the administrator for the account has already spent a minute or so to set things up and has chosen a password for the users from your university. This page discusses what you need to do as a user of the corpus to have access to the group account, and you only need to do this once.

 1.  Log in to a corpus (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-do past queries (using "history", after logging in). After logging in to a corpus (ANY of the corpora) with your individual account, you will see something similar to the following in the "Overview" tab (the rightmost tab in the corpus interface). (Note that you can also access that page at any point by clicking on the "person" icon in the upper right-hand corner of the corpus interface.)

 2.  If you haven't yet selected your university, do so via:


 3.   Once you have selected your university, you will then see the following, where the name of your university, as well as the city and country of the university will be displayed in the green field.

Institution    Your University (City, Country)
Status / license Your university has an academic license.  Join license
  Please enter the password for this academic license for your university. Once you have joined the license, you won't be bothered with the messages that appear every 10-15 queries (asking you if you want a premium license), and you will have 200 searches per day (400 for faculty).


 4.  Simply enter the group password and click "Submit". Contact the administrator for the license if you don't know what it is. Please note that the password has to be exactly the same -- even case sensitivity (e.g. ourPassword vs OurPassword vs ourpassword).

Once you have done steps #1 through #4 (and remember that you only have to do this once), you will then be using the academic license. You can make sure that you really are using the license, because you will see the following message after logging in:

Institution    Your University (City, Country)
Status / license    You are logged in (via your IP address) as part of the academic license for your university, which will expire on [expiration date]

Because you are using the academic license, this  means that you won't be blocked by the normal limits (250 queries per day per university) and you won't see the messages that would otherwise appear every 10-15 queries (which ask you to contribute to the corpora). But again, your individual queries will be stored under your own account, so that you can re-use and share them with others. And again, you only need to do #1 - #4 one time.