Answered By: Naomi Smith Last Updated: Oct 02, 2020 Views: 489
Sometimes you will be asked to pay when trying to access online journal articles. This can happen for many reasons. To access a copy without paying, try the following.
Try searching for the article in Library Search and following the links to access it online. In some cases we may only have the journal in hard copy, so you will have to visit the Library to read the article.
Use Google Scholar to search for the article. When you have found the article click on 'All versions' and you will be able to see if any open access versions are available
Open Access Button
Get the DOI of the article from the reference and search for it at Open Access Button, if an open access version is available you will be given a link to access it from. You can usually find the DOI of an article near where you are being asked to pay for it, under the citation information.
Request an inter-library loan
If we do not have access through Library Search you can request an inter-library loan through your Library Account.