Answered By: McLean Dobbins
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2020     Views: 33

As the server outage continues limiting access to the College Libraries subscription materials, we thought we’d highlight how students can retrieve Open Access materials using our new Discovery Service in order to complete assignments. A YouTube video link and Quick Steps are included below. In addition, if you need assistance, you may chat with the staff at the Virtual Access & Instruction Desk (Ask Us) at and make Zoom Research Appointments with the librarians at


Open Access YouTube Video:


Open Access Quick Steps:


1.      Use this link to search our new Discovery Service:

2.      Enter your search and view results for “Books, Articles, and More.”

3.      On the left side of the search results under “Availability,” select “Open Access.” (Click “Remember all filters” so “open access” remains even if you subsequently change your search.)

4.      In the results, click “Available Online.” Then, in the “View Online” section under “Full text availability,” make a selection which contains “Open Access” or “View full text in collection.”