While the Science Web site offers a wealth of free content to guest users, including abstracts and summaries of articles and papers, daily science news briefs, and limited e-mail alerts, a much richer experience is available to those who fill out a free site registration or, best of all, who enter the site via a personal subscription/membership or institutional site license. The gory details can be found in the access chart in our subscriptions area; below, we present a brief plain-language summary of your options for unlocking the site's riches.
As an individual, you can access our sites' content as an unregistered guest, as a registered user, as an individual subscriber, or as a user at a site-licensed institution such as a library, university, or company.
Remember, you can get a quick reading on the access rights you currently have available by clicking the "Access Rights" link on the account toolbar in the upper right-hand corner of the page, directly beneath the search box.
You can also purchase access to the full text of individual articles on a pay-per-article basis. Just click the "Purchase" button on the sign-in screen for the article you're interested in.
In addition to our premier scientific articles and other content, our Web sites offer a variety of services to add productivity and richness to your online experience. Some of these services, such as searching and RSS feeds, are available to all visitors. A free registration enables sign-up for summary e-mail alerts as well as more targeted and content-rich alerts. An individual membership/subscription, or a free registration for users at site-licensed institutions, opens up a range of more powerful tools, including the ability to save searches and to organize articles into online folders, and direct download of figures from the site into PowerPoint slides. For more information on these and other capabilities, browse our tools and features section for more information on these and other services
On ScienceCareers.org, unregistered guests can take advantage of basic functions such as job searching and selected other services. You will need to register with the site, however, to enjoy enhanced services such as saved searches, resume posting, and more. You may also need an additional registration to search for grants. [Note:: At present, these registrations are separate from the registration covering your access to other parts of the Science site.]