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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 ; ; 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
  • 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