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Swarthmore Alumni Resources

As members of the Swarthmore community, we are happy to provide free access for alumni to a number of resources.

Open Access (OA) is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.


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Find out if there's an open-access version of the article you want to read.


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Unpaywall is a free browser plugin for Firefox and Google Chrome, and can help you locate freely accessible research articles. When you find an article you'd like to read, click the icon to be immediately redirected to freely available full text.
It's fast, free, and legal, powered by a database of millions of author-uploaded PDFs, thanks to open access policies.

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