The University of Idaho Library has two public computers you can use to access our online resources (articles, ebooks, etc,). Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions, we are only able to provide remote access to these resources to our current students, faculty, and staff. If you are unable to come into the library, please check the other resources on this page, which can be accessed outside of the Library.
Open Access refers to free, unrestricted access to content via the internet, most commonly to scholarly journal articles. For more information about Open Access, visit the Open Access tab of our Open Access, Scholarly Communication, and Copyright guide.
Open Access Articles in our Catalog
You can search for Open Access articles in our library catalog. To find them, check the Open Access box in the Availability section of the Refine My Results column in our catalog. It looks like the image on the left. Then select Articles under Resources Type.
Libraries Linking Idaho, more commonly called LiLI, is a collection of online tools for Idaho residents to serve their educational, business, and recreational needs. This collection is provided by the Idaho Commission of Libraries. All you need to do is input your Idaho zip code to access a resource.
Types of resources include
Google Scholar allows you to search scholarly literature from different places online.
The articles may be freely available for you to read or you might be asked to pay. If the article you want to read is behind a paywall, you can request a copy of it through your local public library's Interlibrary Loan program (See Public Library tab for more information).
If you are unable to find a resource that you are looking for through one of these sources, your next step is to place a request through your public library's Interlibrary Loan program. You can find your public library and learn more about Interlibrary Loan on the Public Library Tab.