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Find Open Access Articles via CSUN Library

The Library's OneSearch tool allows you to explore and find “Open Access” electronic resources. These Open Access articles and resources are not tied to a contract or subscription and are freely available to all. Below is a sample search illustrating how to narrow a search in the OneSearch tool to locate Open Access resources. Start by entering your search term in the OneSearch search box on the Library homepage. Once you retrieve the search results, narrow your search to "Open Access" as seen below.


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The left column will show when the “Open Access” filter has been selected.


open access search


Once “Open Access” has been selected as a filter, lock in the filter so OneSearch will know to only search for Open Access resources throughout your search session. See below for how to lock in your search for Open Access resources only by selecting “Remember all filters.”


open access search


Once the Open Access filter is “locked in,” due to having selected the “Remember all filters” filter, there will be a lock icon next to the Open Access filter. This icon indicates OneSearch will only be searching Open Access resources. Below illustrates a search that is locked in/filtered to only Open Access resources.


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