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Open access scholarly resources

Guidance for alumni, prospective doctoral students, and anyone else looking to access scholarly material without a full academic library subscription.

Finding legal information

Finding business information

Business information can be one of the hardest things to access without a library subscription. Our Market & Industry Research guide contains some advice on tracking down open access business resources:

Finding government information

Governments have a mandate to make the data the collect and the research they perform available for public use. As a result, most government information is free to access on the open web, provided you know how to look for it. Government literature is part of a larger body of self-published (non-academic, non-commercial) publications known as "grey" literature.

The YouTube video below walks you through how to use Google's advanced search features to find government information effectively.