Need access to research? OA button and librarians can help!

Trying to access an article online only to find out that you don’t have access?

Your first step should be to contact us! With tools like the library proxy bookmarklet, scan on demand, and interlibrary services we can get you access to almost anything!

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The Open Access button also launched recently, aimed at making systematic changes by capturing moments when you attempt to access material and are unable to get access.

It is a browser based bookmarklet created by students to make visible their frustration when they hit barrier’s to information. It records the website address, the researcher’s location, the digital object identifier etc… and gives the option to share the experience on social media.

For more information:

http://www.openaccessbutton.org/
http://blogs.plos.org/thestudentblog/2013/08/20/if-someone-hits-a-paywall-in-the-forest-does-it-make-a-sound-the-open-access-button/

 

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