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Library DIY

A Website Asked Me To Pay For An Article

If you’re asked online to pay for an article, DON’T! IUPUI Libraries can get you the article for free, either through our full text access or through Interlibrary Loan.

To check whether University Library has access to the article, or whether you will need to request that article through Interlibrary Loan, follow these steps. 

1. Search Google Scholar.

If you search on campus, come through the Library Database Page, or if you are using your computer and have added IUPUI Libraries to your Google Scholar Library Links, look for the Find It @ IUPUI link to the right of the article title. 

Screenshot of Google Scholar


2. Search in the E-Journals List for the publication in which the article appeared.

If you don't find the article in Google Scholar, but you know the journal title or other citation information, search for the publication in the library e-journal list (Library Home Page > Journals > E-Journals) or Citation Linker (Library Home Page > Journals > Citation Linker). If you locate the publication, you can then search within it for the article.

3. If we do not have the article in online, request it through Interlibrary Loan. Do not pay for individual articles - you are already paying for access with your IUPUI tuition. 

Questions? Ask a Librarian!