Answered By: Paul Streby
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2023     Views: 4

If you found an article somewhere, but it's asking for payment, or says it's available only to subscribers, there are different ways you might be able to get it.

  • Search for the article's title in quotes on Search All (the default search library's homepage).

  • Use our bookmarklet. The bookmarklet runs articles (and other web URLs) through EZproxy, and if we subscribe to it, it will make the article available.

  • Use a browser extension for opening available articles:

    • LibKey Nomad: Free downloadable browser extension to provide quicker, easier access to scholarly articles and to avoid paywalls. Currently available for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Brave, and Vivaldi browsers.

    • Open Access Button: Search for open access articles by title, citation, URL, DOI, PMID, or PMC ID.

    • Unpaywall: Identifies free (and legally obtained!) scholarly articles from thousands of sources.

  • Use our open access search to see if a free copy is available. Sometimes authors make their articles available for free.

  • If we don't have an article, interlibrary loan (ILL) can often get it for you at no cost to you.

Remember: Any time you have a question or need a little help, please ask a librarian!

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