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Scholarly Resources for Non-Affiliates: Home

Who Can Access University Resources?

  • Access to online materials is available for students enrolled in classes at the University of Missouri-Columbia and to faculty and staff at no charge. For those affiliated with the university, you can use the Articles Guide to find more information on searching for journal articles.
  • If you are a not currently enrolled as a student or employed by the university, you can come into Ellis Library, create a guest computer account and access the journal articles other online materials for free. Check the Visitors Guide for more information.
  • If you are not affiliated with the university and cannot come in person to gain access, use this guide to explore your options for scholarly resources.

Created by:

Joseph Hendricks
Graduate Reference Assistant
Ellis Library

Scholarly Resources for Alumni, Retireees, Non-Students, and Developing Countries

The websites and other resources included in this guide provide free or low-cost access to scholarly journal articles in a wide range of disciplines to researchers who are not associated with a university or live in a country where other methods of affordable access may not be available. For more information or questions on resources available for free or low-cost to the public, click on the "Ask A Librarian" link on the right side of this page.