Alternative Access to Articles
Most of the time, the MSU Library will have access to articles you are looking for. However, if we do not have access, there are several options you can try to obtain a copy of the article:
Search for Open Access Content
- Google Scholar: After searching for an article in Google Scholar, on the result list, look for All versions. You may find a free full text version there.
- 1Finder: Search a vast curated collection of articles published in scholarly and scientific journals.
- PubMed Central: Free digital repository that archives open access full-text scholarly articles that have been published in biomedical and life sciences journals.
- ScholarWorks: MSU Library's open access repository, houses freely available articles, professional papers, and theses and dissertations from MSU researchers.
Get it From the Library
Submit an Interlibrary Loan Request
Would you rather fill out the form on your own? Request materials from other libraries using Interlibrary Loan (ILL) or request scans of articles or chapters owned by the MSU Library.
Use your Network
- Contact the author directly through a sharing network like Academia, ResearchGate, Mendeley, or Humanities Commons.
Find a Preprint
Ask for Help
Tried all the methods above without any luck? Contact the library, and we will do our best to help track down the article!