Alternative Access

How to access articles in Elsevier journals & other journals the Libraries does not subscribe to

STEP 1: Search for your article(s) of interest via the Mason Libraries Search (this searches for articles in our current Elsevier subscriptions, backfiles from previous Elsevier subscriptions, articles published as Open Access in Elsevier journals, and Elsevier articles available through other database subscriptions).

STEP 2: If your article of interest is not available via the Libraries search, use an alternate method for accessing articles:

Method Delivery Speed Access to final published version of article? Cost to the University Libraries?
Interlibrary Loan 24-48 hours or two business days Yes Yes
Open repositories Immediate Maybe No
Browser extensions Immediate Maybe No
Contact the author Varies Maybe No