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Some of the library's subscription databases provide an option to limit search results to open access materials. For example, in Web of Science (GU NetID and password required), choose "Open Access" under "Filter results by".
If you have an article and are looking for an open access version of it, try one of the options below. Neither of these services has 100% coverage of OA scholarship, but both are easy to use and provide access to a high percentage of materials in institutional repositories and on preprint servers.
Open Access Button - Enter an article's URL, DOI, citation, title, PMC ID, or PubMed ID to search for an OA version of the article - You can also search for datasets with the Open Access Button - A browser extension is also available - click on "Get the browser extension" link from the Open Access Button's homepage - If your article is not found, Open Access Button will give you an option to request the article from the author
Unpaywall - A browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that searches for open access versions of an articles
In 2019, the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), of which Georgetown University is a member, joined the Open Education Network to support and promote the use of open textbooks.