The Individual Subscriptions is intended for the sole, personal use of a single subscriber. The distribution of downloaded files to other individuals either by electronic or physical means is prohibited. To purchase an Individual Subscription, click on the "Account" tab above and create an IPA Source account. From your account page, you will have the opportunity to purchase a subscription at any time. Please note, the renewal price is only available while your current subscription is active.
Six-month (182 days): USD $39.95 (renewal: USD $34.95)
One-year (365 days): USD $59.95 (renewal: USD $54.95)
A Private Studio Subscription is granted to an individual and allows for unlimited access to the IPA Source database. The Private Studio Subscription is intended for the individual instructor who wishes to distribute downloaded files to students within their studio. The Private Studio Subscription does not allow for access by persons other than the registered studio instructor. The Private Studio subscriber may not bundle files for distribution or make electronic files available from the web.
To purchase a Private Studio Subscription, click on the "Account" tab above and create an IPA Source account. From your account page, you will have the opportunity to purchase a Private Studio Subscription at any time.
One-year (366 days): USD $120.00 (renewal: USD $110.00)
It is the responsibility of the subscriber to keep all login information confidential to ensure against unauthorized access to their account.
Purchase an individual or private studio subscription.
For universities with an established proxy server, we offer access through IP address authentication as an online database administered through the electronic resources page of your library's website. Institutional Subscriptions make the IPA Source website available to your entire student body, faculty and staff both on and off campus.
Due to the unique nature of IPA Source, fees are based on the average number of registered voice students at your institution (both majors and non-majors) rather than the overall FTE. The number of registered voice students is easily established through a quick call to your voice area coordinator.
All fees are for a one-year subscription.
Tier One: for a single institution with up to 29 registered voice students. USD $250
Tier Two: for a single institution with 30 to 59 registered voice students. USD $400
Tier Three: for a single institution with 60 to 119 registered voice students. USD $500
Tier Four: for a single institution with over 120 registered voice students. USD $600
For institutions without graduate instruction in voice, we offer the following fee schedule.
Tier One UG: for undergraduate institutions with up to 29 registered voice students. USD $250
Tier Two UG: for undergraduate institutions with 30 to 59 registered voice students. USD $325
Tier Three UG: for undergraduate institutions with 60 to 119 registered voice students. USD $400
Tier Four UG: for undergraduate institutions with over 120 registered voice students. USD $500
One-year institutional subscriptions will commence on the quarters, January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1; subscription fees will be prorated to the contractual date.
Subscriptions are also available directly through your EBSCO Account.
Access is for unlimited downloads and unlimited simultaneous users over the entire IP range.
Plug-ins: The only plug-in necessary for the IPA Source is the PDF reader. The PDF files allow viewing, saving, and printing and are set for content extraction for accessibility allowing readers for the visually impaired. Due to the nature of the content of the material (specifically, the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet font and the multi-language elements of each file), the PDF files are not tagged PDF files nor is an HTML alternative possible. While the site does contain some MP3 sound recordings of foreign language texts (easily accessible by most computers), these files do not constitute part of the contractual content and are open to the public as a free service.
Updates: Requests for new material are accepted and new texts are added daily.
Material: All materials on IPA Source are considered public domain in the United States. Although IPA transcriptions with word-for-word translations can be found in book form, over 50% of the material found on IPA Source is unique to our site.
Click here (PDF) to view a sample copy of our license agreement.
To set up an Institutional Subscription or a one-month free trial, please use our Application Form. A signed agreement must be returned to us within 45 days of the activation of your service in order to ensure uninterrupted access to the database.
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For a list of institutional subscribers click here.