Don't ever pay for an article. To access free full text articles, you have 3 options.
Option 1. Use the library's databases.
Log into a database from the link on the library website to access our subscriptions. Look for the button for options to print the PDF. If you don't see it, you've gone to the site without going through the Emory proxy log-in. Return to the Emory databases to find the full text.
Option 2. Install LibKey Nomad for Chrome
LibKey Nomad is a free plugin for Google Chrome that helps you access articles. Once it knows you're affiliated with Emory, LibKey Nomad checks the web page of the article you're viewing to see if it's available at Emory. If it is, you'll see a graphic in the bottom left corner of your browser window that looks like this:
If Emory doesn't have the article, LibKey Nomad will also check open-access repositories and Unpaywall to see if there is another free and legal way to find it.
To install LibKey Nomad:
Option 3. Install the Emory Proxy Resolver Bookmarklet for Chrome, Firefox and Safari
If an article's web page suggests you need to pay for the article, use this bookmarklet to see if it's available for free through Emory. Clicking the bookmarklet link will make your browser look for the article through our system. If you haven't already logged in before you started your research, you'll probably be asked to do so when you click the bookmarklet.
To install on your browser:
Still can't find the full text or PDF? Order a copy through Interlibrary Loan (ILL aka ILLIAD). ILL is free and your article usually arrives in 1-2 business days. Check your Emory email or log in to ILLIAD to check the progress of your request.
Example of a “Find It” screen when electronic full-text of an article IS available.
Order for free through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) when electronic full-text IS NOT available.
If you use Google Scholar, set up the Find it @ Emory link so you’ll have direct access to the PDF.