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Spring 2021 - MOT - New Cohort Library Orientation

Full Text Access

Subscription Access vs. Open Access

Subscription access is the traditional publishing model for scholarly journals. Users pay to access content. Access is restricted for all others (aka paywalled access). 

Our subscription databases are accessible to you either because we subscribe the journal directly or because we subscribe a database licensed to offer its full text content.  

The majority of scholarly journals publish under the subscription model. 

Open access is a publishing model wherein authors (or their affiliated institutions) pay fees to cover the cost of publishing the article. Upon publication, the article can be freely accessed by anyone.  

Open access full text is frequently included in scholarly databases. But its not restricted to any single database and can be accessed directly on the internet as well. 

The Access Icons will appear beneath the citation of each record, where available.

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