There are at least three benefits
of having an academic license for your university (or other
1) it removes the limit of 250 searches per day for a class or
department at your university
2) students and faculty will have more searches each day -- 400
for faculty, 200 for students (compared to the normal 200 and
3) users will not see the messages that
would otherwise appear every 10-15 searches (to suggest upgrades to a premium account)
Select one of the following three options
Note that the cost for an academic license for the BYU corpora
is much less than for many other corpora.
By way of comparison, the
annual rates for an academic license from
(which are probably the second most widely-used corpora online, after the BYU
about four to five times as much:
Sketch Engine price
It is very simple for a university (or other organization) to sign up for an academic license.
Make the payment for your
university by clicking on the link for one of the amounts shown above. You
can also pay via wire transfer if the
total cost is $600 or more.
Note on forms: purchase orders,
vendor agreements, W-9, invoices, etc.
As soon as the payment is made, you will receive an email with a link to a web page where you
will enter the IP address ranges for your university (e.g. 123.45.*.*)
and/or the password that your students will use. That's all you need to
do -- it takes just a minute or two. (Test
your IP address)
Students and faculty can log on
from on campus (or from home, via your proxy server). Or they can
name of your university and the password that you've chosen (a one time
process). After doing
this, 1) they will have expanded access 2) users will not see the messages
every 10-15 queries and 3) users will not be blocked if they jointly do 250
queries per day.
See the Frequently Asked Questions
regarding administration of the academic license.