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Finding Open Copies of Paywalled Articles

If UT doesn't have a subscription or other paid access to a restricted journal, you can look for open versions of a paper.  These include preprints, post-publication copies, or peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts -- that have been deposited in open, legal repositories.  You can also contact the author and ask for a copy.

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If you'd rather not hunt for open copies yourself, there are browser add-ons that can automatically perform this function for you when you land on a paywalled article:


Chemistry doesn't have a strong preprint tradition like Physics, but there's a growing number of platforms for the free deposit and open dissemination of manuscripts prior to acceptance and publication in journals.

If you already have a reference:

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