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(See note on campus-wide academic licenses)

There is no cost for basic access to the BYU corpora, and our hope is that we can keep things that way for all users. But some people may want to have a "premium" account, and here are some reasons why:

1. You help keep the corpora financially viable. There are now more than 130,000 unique users of the corpora each month, and it takes a lot of money and effort to make them available. The income from premium accounts help maintain the corpora. We also need to be planning for changes that will take place in the near future, so that the corpora can stay online. (more...)

2. You help those less fortunate. Without the income from premium accounts, we'd probably need to move to a paid license for everyone, like some other other corpus sites. Unfortunately, this would probably exclude some lower-income students or teachers at universities in developing countries. The income from your purchase of a premium account helps provide access for those who cannot afford that.

3. You can showcase your use of the corpora. As soon as you have upgraded to a premium account, others will be able to see that you have helped to support the corpora.

4. You can have increased access to the corpora. Those who have premium accounts can have higher daily limits on the number of queries. "Non-researchers" can increase from 50 to 200 queries a day, and researchers can move from 200 to 400 queries each day.

5. You will have additional features and functionality. Those with premium accounts will not be bothered by the messages that normally appear every 10-15 queries. In addition, some "advanced" features will soon be available to just those with premium accounts, including: access to your search history (to re-do queries), customized word lists, and saved KWIC and concordance displays.

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(Click to select) Month Year      Amount
   (can be more than minimum, if desired)
Individual $8.00 $25.00      $  
Organization $50.00 $200.00