While the full text of all of the content created for this Toolkit (study paths, case studies, orientations, annotations) is posted Open Access and freely available, sometimes items in this Toolkit reference readings in academic journals that may be behind a paywall and only available with a subscription. We have made every effort to locate open access and freely available versions, but sometimes were not able to. If you are not affiliated with an organization that has access, we can suggest a few steps towards finding the full article.
- First visit your nearest library and ask to submit an InterLibrary Loan request. Most or all libraries, public and academic, will have agreements where they can request a copy of an article or book from other libraries.
- If there are easily accessible public institutions of higher education (including community colleges and universities), almost all are required to be open to the public. Call that library to ask if they have access to the article or book you need, and ask what the requirements are for you to visit and scan what you need.
- Locate and check the author’s personal web page — many authors update their web pages with full versions of their work.
- If you are unable to use those routes, or have tried and failed, you can try contacting the author. Many authors will be willing to send you a PDF copy of their work if no other copy is available.