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Open Access @ Pitt: Finding OA Content

This guide contains resources for scholars who want to make their work open.

I ran into a paywall! What can I do?

If you've run into a paywall and can't access the article you need, there are many resources available to you. 


Try our Search Bar below, powered by the Open Access Button. This tool also provides a browser extension for Chrome and a web interface. If the Button can't find your article freely available, it will send a request to the author on your behalf. 




Unpaywall LogoFor quick access to open access versions of paywalled articles, try the Unpaywall browser extension for Chrome. Unpaywall alerts you when there is a freely available version of the article available from repositories, preprint archives, or scholarly websites.