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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

From any computer on campus, full access to the Chronicle of Higher Education should be automatic. At the Chronicle's Website (, you will still see the small lock icon after the title of articles accessible only to subscribers, but you should be able to view any of those articles.

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.Chronicle Login image

  1. Go to and click on the “log in” link at top right of the page.
  2. Then click on “Create a Free Account.”
  3. Enter and confirm your Dickinson e-mail address, then follow the steps on the account setup pages.

Again, after you create an account and log in, the locks will still apprear on premium content, but you will have access.

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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