Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

eResources : Browser Extensions

Small pieces of software help you and your browser to find more journal articles.

General information

  • Owned by Arcadia and is free to use
  • Supported by SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
  • Finds Open Access content from e.g. aggregated repositories; hybrid and open access journals; authors personal web pages; Open Aire ; Dissem.in ; Unpaywall
  • It doesn't search automatically : you need to click on it :
  • You can use the Open Access Button search box instead of the browser extension to find articles
  • Click on 'Requests' on the top right of the website to see some of the articles being requested to be made available

Where to find it

Using the search box

  •  - the search box is at https://openaccessbutton.org
     
  • Searches using: article URL; DOI; PubMed ID; PubMed Central ID; Title; Citation
  • Does not search using keyword
  • Provides results with the answers
    - ‘This article is available’;
    - ‘This article is inaccessible’ – age related : the article may be too old, but this definition can be incorrect sometimes;
    - ‘This article is inaccessible’ – request it and Open Access Button will try to get it for you from the author