ASU Library Open resources

1. Search in the ASU Library One Search and use the “Open Access” filter

You can either start at 

or directly within the Library One Search.

Open access resources are indicated with the Open Access label and logo.

2. Install a browser extension like Unpaywall or Open Access Button

If you encounter articles that appear to be behind paywalls, a browser extension can help you check to see if an open access version is available somewhere else.

The Unpaywall browser extension places an open access icon beside any articles that you find that have a free version available to legally access elsewhere. Clicking on the open access icon will take you to the full-text of the article.

Open Access Button has a browser extension that works similarly to the Unpaywall extension. Simply install the extension and use the open access icon, located in the top navigation bar of your browser, to find out the open access version of the article you’re viewing, if available.

You can also search for an article directly through the Open Access Button webpage.

3. Use the Digital Commons Network

The Digital Commons Network brings together a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work from 573 institutions.

4. Google it

Institutional repositories such as ASU’s Digital Repository are crawled by Google, making the material available through a Google search.

For more ideas on finding open access articles, check out the Open Access Library Guide.

For more ideas, visit the Open Education Library Guide.

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