Answered By: Digital Library Services Team
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2018     Views: 140

Yes, Open Access content, such as journal articles, can be found in Library Search. This can be identified by the Open Access symbol in the result (screenshot below):

screenshot of Open Access symbol in Library Search

To just find Open Access material in Library Search you can:

  • use the Open Access filter on the results screen:

screenshot showing Open Access filter in Library Search

  • select the Show Only Open Access items option in Advanced Search 

screenshot showing Open Access option in advanced search

More Open Access results can sometimes be found by selecting the Add results beyond your library's collection option at the top of the results screen.

If you are using Library Search to look for Open Access material and do not have a Manchester Met log in, you may need to search for the article title in Google or Google Scholar in order to access the open version. Library Search will sometimes direct you to the Manchester Met eResources log in screen for Open Access material, if it is hosted on a platform we subscribe to eg ScienceDirect.