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Open Access Resources

Open Access Resources Guide - Locate freely available, digital, information.

Browser Plugins & Extensions

What is Library Extension? 

Library Extension is a browser plugin that allows you to instantly see book and e-book availability from your local library.

Currently, the browser plugin/extension is compatible with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.


Installing Library Extension

Add the extension to your browser to get started:

  • Download Library Extension for Chrome

  • Download Library Extension for Firefox


Using Library Extension

Library Extension allows you to view instant availability information for books, music, and audiobooks from your public library as you browse various sites, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Good Reads, and Google Books. More than 5,000 libraries across Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States are supported through the tool with information displaying from local catalogs. Click here to see if your local public or academic library is supported.

As you search for resources, the Library Extension tool will display results for items held in local libraries you have defined. 

Amazon.com Library Extension tool displaying on resource page

Barnes & Noble Library Extension tool displaying on resource page

Good Reads Library Extension tool displaying on resource page

Google Books Library Extension tool displaying on resource page

What is EndNote Click? 

EndNote Click (formerly Kopernio) is a browser plugin that allows users to access full-text PDFs of resources for free, when available.

Currently, the browser plugin/extension is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.


Installing EndNote Click

Add the extension to your browser to get started:


Using EndNote Click

EndNote Click is designed to fit into your existing literature workflow and works with thousands of academic repositories. It helps you access full-text article PDFs on Web of Science, Pubmed, and 20,000 other academic platforms. 

If EndNote Click detects available open access or publisher versions of an article, click the View PDF icon on the page as shown in the image below.

EndNote Click displaying access to full text article on PubMed

What is Unpaywall? 

Unpaywall is a browser plugin that allows users to access full-text PDFs of resources for free, when available. The tool harvests content directly from over 50,000 journals and open-access repositories from all over the world, and it uses great open data from PubMed Central, the DOAJ, Crossref (particularly their license information), and DataCite.

Currently, the browser plugin/extension is compatible with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.


Installing Unpaywall

Add the extension to your browser to get started:


Using Unpaywall

When you see the green unlock tab on a webpage, click it to read the full-text of a research article.

Access full-text articles through Unpaywall if there is an active green unlock icon on the webpage

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