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Quick tip: If you see a "Create a Profile" link in the upper right area of your screen, your institution subscribes.

Most subscribing institutions authenticate their users via either IP range or referring URL. If you accessed Guide to Reference from your institution's network, then you may be authenticated via IP range. If you accessed the Guide by clicking a link to it on your institution's website or intranet, then you may be authenticated via referring URL.

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If your institution subscribes and you've been authenticated using either of these methods, in the upper right hand area of your screen (next to the "Username" and "Password" boxes) you'll see the phrase "Create a Profile." However, if you see the phrase "Register for a Free Trial," you are not currently authenticated and your institution may not subscribe.

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