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Using This Guide

Use the tabs on this guide to help with you with the following resources and services:

  • POWER TRIO: Discover the "Power Trio" of using Google Books, WorldCat and the Library Catalog to find almost any book or other item
  • DISSERTATIONS: Learn about finding Dissertations
  • USING OTHER LIBRARIES: Information on how to access other Libraries in the region
  • GOOGLE SCHOLAR, ETC.: Learn how to set up Google Scholar to give you full-text from SBU Libraries; Info on Google Advacned Search
  • BIBLIOGRAPHIC MANAGEMENT: Introductory info on EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley

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What is Open Access?

Open access is free, unrestricted online access to scholarly articles. What it means to academia and research is that cost and access restrictions are removed from the equation, allowing free access to peer-reviewed, scholarly works, books, and just about any other electronic print material with the designation.

Open Access @ SBU

On February 6, 2017, University Senate adopted an Open Access Policy.  Visit Open Access @ SBU to see the SBU Open Access Policy, deposit your work, request a waiver and more!


Open Access works fall under two main publishing categories:


Green Open Access
Free online access to peer-reviewed materials provided by the author (self archived, or published in an institutional repository).


Gold Open Access
Free online access provided by the journal itself, whether the journal is subscription-based, APC (article processing charge)-based, or subsidized. Open access journals can be searchable within a digital publisher’s collection. For example, EBSCO allows the user to limit searching to open access journals.

SBU Open Access Policy

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Frank Melville Jr., Memorial Library C-1600


Off-Campus Access

Use your NetID and password to access library resources when off-campus.