Ever find the perfect article for your research, only to realize it's behind a subscription paywall? If you are doing research from outside of Rice or another institution, you may not have access to resources which require a subscription for access. Fortunately, the increase in open access publishing means that a great deal of scholarly information is available without journal subscriptions.
Even for those of us fortunate enough to have access to subscription-based materials through our library, locating open access resources is helpful for finding articles or books that are freely available. By doing so we can support this work and share and collaborate with others outside of our institutions.
Here are four simple ways you can locate and access open access articles:
Adapted from Simon Fraser University Scholarly Publishing's "Find it in the Open: Tips for searching for open access articles," licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License