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Elsevier Alternative Access: How to Get Articles You Need

What to know about the outcome of the UC's negotiations with Elsevier, and how to access the content you need.

Access Options

Although access to some content has been discontinued, the UC San Diego Library is committed to minimizing the impact to our patrons.  Here are some other ways to access the materials you need:

Check to see if the article is available from another source:

  • UC-eLinks -  Request items not available in the Library.  Use this form to see if an alternative source or database has the article immediately online. 
  • Open Access Button or Unpaywall - These sites provide links to free, open access versions of articles if available.
  • PubMed Central - Free archive of over 5 million biomedical and life science journal articles in full-text.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL), if the article you need is not available from above resources.

  • Request Form - UC San Diego Library staff will obtain items submitted through the form.  Requests are filled within 3 business days.

 

As a reminder, UC will continue to have access on ScienceDirect to all articles with a publish date before 2019 for which our prior subscription included perpetual rights.

Contact

Interlibrary Loan Services:
ill@ucsd.edu
(858) 534-2528

 

Questions?

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Connect from Off-Campus

Access to subscribed databases and other electronic resources requires connection to the campus network. 
See this page for more information.