Answered By: Diane Palguta
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2020     Views: 34

Whether accessing through ibj.com or using links to the IBJ in some of our business libguides and e-resources,  IBJ limits the number of articles that can be viewed for free.  Because the publisher doesn't offer an institutional site license subscription for its online edition, the Library can't subscribe to the online IBJ (ibj.com) and make it available to all Butler users.  That is why we continue to have a subscription to the print edition.

The ibj.com website is set up to allow anyone to access X number of free articles and then hit a paywall.  At that point, access is then available only through an individual paid subscription. 

Our ABI/Inform and Regional Business News databases do provide full-text access to many IBJ articles; however, not every article found in the online edition (ibj.com) will be available through the database (publisher’s restriction). 

So here are the options (from Business Librarian Teresa Williams):

  1. The student can access and read the print version of the IBJ at Irwin Library.
  2. The student can use ABI/Inform or the Regional Business News database from the Library website for access to some of the IBJ articles.
  3. If the student is not using the IBJ for daily reading, but needs articles every now and then for research, he/she can request via ILL (if not already available from one of the databases).
  4. The student can pay for an individual subscription to the online edition of the IBJ.