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Many libraries and schools are closed through the end of the 2019/2020 Academic Year making access to academic research limited. This guide highlights a few open access resources for finding academic articles and books during this time so you may find quality sources to support your projects. This guide covers: Finding Articles, Finding Books, Advanced Google Searching, and Citation Guides. Each resource will open up in a new tab and will include How-To PDFs on using each resource. The How-To guides will open in a pop-up box. 



undefinedThe Directory of Open Access Journals provides free access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. 

How to Search DOAJ 


undefinedGoogle Scholar has academic journal articles -- most (but not all) are available to freely access. 

How to search Google Scholar 





undefinedYou can use advance Google Searching techniques to modify your Google searches to find a variety of information, articles, and reports.  

How to use Advance Google Searching  


undefinedThe National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. You must create a free account to access books. You can read books online or download a copy for 14 days. To download books you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your device.

  How to create a free account for The National Emergency Library 


How to Search, Read, and Download books from The National Emergency Library