Subscription plans and pricing

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Subscription FAQs

Q: How do you provide institutional access?

A. Institutional access is granted via IP recognition. The subscriber provides IP addresses for the computers that require access to the electronic database on the online order form for the WSB Online. Distance learners and alumni who access the internet via campus IP accounts or a secure proxy server can receive access.

Q: Why does the order form require a primary contact and what does that contact person need to do?

A: When institutional access is first set up, the Subscriber needs to appoint an administrator. This person will automatically be added to our administrative list to receive a username and password to monitor the institution’s usage statistics and to receive email alerts regarding policy and content changes, scheduled maintenance and service outages, and related issues.

Q: Are usage statistics available to institutional subscribers for the WSB Online?

A: Oxford University Press provides usage statistics that are compliant with the COUNTER Code of Practice, Release 5. These reports are designed to be clear, flexible, and consistent. For more information and to access reports for your institution, please see our Usage Statistics page for librarians.

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