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Special Access Instructions: Chronicle of Higher Ed

A guide providing special instructions for accessing e-books and specific journals.

Off-Campus and Mobile App Access

Full access to the Chronicle of Higher Education is automatic from any computer connected to the Dickinson network. If you are connected to Dickinson's subscription, you will see this message in the top right corner of Chronicle pages:
College access verification photo: Premium Access Provided by Dickinson College

Dickinson's subscription provides access to all Chronicle articles, including those marked with a green '✓Premium' icon.

Off-Campus Access via Computer

Create a free account on the Chronicle of Higher Education Website using your Dickinson e-mail address, and when you log onto the site with that account you should have full access from any computer in the world.

  1. Go to and click on the “Subscribe” link at top right of the page.
  2. Enter and your Dickinson e-mail address, then follow the steps on the account setup pages.
  3. Click on “Create a Free Account.”
  4. You must verify your e-mail and create a password to activate your account. 

After you create an account and log in, look for the '✓Premium' access message at the top right corner of the Chronicle site, which indicates that you are connected to the Dickinson subscription.

iPad App (On- or Off-campus)

The Chronicle iPad app allows you to read and download issues of the Chronicle specially formatted for the iPad. To use the app, you have to first create a free account on the Chronicle website using your Dickinson e-mail address (as described above), then log into that account on the iPad app.Chronicle on iPad app

  1. On your iPad, download the Chronicle app from the App Store. Once downloaded, the app will always appear within the Newsstand app.
  2. Open the app the Chronicle app, then tap "Sign In" on the top right.
  3. Type the log in information for your Chronicle account associated with your College e-mail address.

Smartphones and Non-iOS Tablets

There is no Chronicle app for iPhones or Android devices, but you should be able to access the Chronicle's articles through the Web browsers of those devices, as described in the Off-Campus Access via Computer section, above. The Chronicle does have a mobile-optimized version of their Website (

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