September 28, 2020

Finding journal articles in Omni just got a little easier.

When you search Omni, you will sometimes see multiple ways to access an article. If there is an open access (free) version of an article you are interested in, you will see "Open Access (full text) may be available."

Unpaywall is a non-profit service that maintains a database of links to full-text articles from open-access sources all over the world. Sometimes the open access version is not always identical to the commercially public version. Contact Research Support Services to help you if you have questions about open access versions of articles.

Don’t use Omni Search? You can also use the Unpaywall browser extension on Chrome or Firefox. This tool will indicate if an open access copy is available while you browse.

If Carleton Library does not have the article and Unpaywall can’t find it, please use our Interlibrary Loan service to request it. To learn more about open access, visit Open Access - Overview | MacOdrum Library.