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Open Access Week - OA Button

October 25, 2019

OA Button

Locate open access articles, and request authors to self-archive OA versions.

Open Access Button

The OA Button is a site that enables you to search for digital object identifiers (DOIs), or even an article’s URL and it will try to find you a free, legal open access version. When an OA version exists, it will give you immediate access. If OA versions are not found, the button provides a request mechanism to ask the author to provide a self-archived OA version available.

Browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome are available so that you can initiate this search from paywalled sites without having to navigate to the Library's website or Library Search. When visiting scholarly sites, use the button in your browser to initiate a search.

Get the extension

We hope this Open Access Week series of articles has shown you some things you can use.

The Library also provides Library Research Guides on:

  • Open Access and Scholarly Publishing – find out about author rights, funder policies and the role of repositories in open access scholarly communication and publishing
  • Open Access Resources – find recommendations for high-quality, open access resources which are freely accessible to anyone.
  • Statistics and Open Data Sets – See the Open data sets page for information on locating open access data, and some recommended government data sets.