Answered By: Stuart Purchase
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2021     Views: 20

With content from over 50,000 journals plus research repositories Unpaywall is one of the largest sources of Open Access materials.

Typically only available as a web browser extention, the integration of Unpaywall into Summon provides links to PDF copies of journal articles direct from Summon search results.

Not only is the Unpaywall content freely available, it is also legal and easy to access with no login required!

When searching Summon for journal articles look for a link labelled Unpaywall PDF. 

Unpaywall PDF link for a Summon search result

Most Unpaywall PDF links should open directly at an article level but occasionally you may get taken to a journal's homepage where you will need to search or browse for the article.

Unpaywall isn't the only source of Open Access content available from Library & Learning Resources. Take a look at our list of Open Access eResources for free and legal sources of content including eBooks, eJournals and dissertations.

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