The UC's Alternative Access plan for when Elsevier will cut us off can be found here: #cni19s #openaccess
So we're definitely NOT all going to use scihub
Alternative Access to Elsevier Articles
The guidelines from UC on alternative access to Elsevier articles for researchers that are impacted by this
UC scholars will lose access to some Elsevier articles. Open access alternatives to papers can be found on Google Scholar or by emailing an author. is not officially endorsed.
Alternative Access to Elsevier Articles - Office of Scholarly Communication #howtogetthepdf #openaccess #personalizeyourbrowser
Here is how UC folks can continue to access content produced by Elsevier once they turn off access (it's currently still working): #UCElsevier
"Alternative Access to Elsevier Articles" par la Bibliothèque Universitaire de l'université de Californie. "Note: The UC Libraries do not endorse using Sci-Hub for article access."
The other shoe has dropped. We are monitoring as 2019 Elsevier content access disappears across UC campuses. We are prepared. #UCElsevier
Do not feel bad for bothering the authors: we can and should deposit our accepted manuscript in an Open Access repository. If you can’t get the paper from the authors, UC helpfully lists alternative strategies (like cool browser plug-ins). 3/6
The best is "the UC prepared a guide about alternative legal ways for faculty and students to get articles." In that guide, a strategic one-liner points to Sci-Hub: "Note: The UC Libraries do not endorse using Sci-Hub for article access." Wink. Wink.
Alternative Access to Elsevier Articles //UC making it easier. #libraries
Props to might University of California system for boycotting rip-off Elsevier journals and putting together a great guide to finding journal articles through Open Access instead
Guide to alternative access to Elsevier articles for UC faculty/students, now that UC has terminated our subscription to ScienceDirect.
Very useful infographic for those of us who don't have the privilege of direct access to research articles HT #openaccess
UC friends: here is a guide to accessing the articles you need, following the UC cancellation of its Elsevier subscription
"Alternatively, you can make a request to the author via Twitter using the hashtag #icanhazpdf with a link to the publication you need."
Alternative Access to Elsevier Articles
Interesting to see that the recommendation to email the author is before ask the library ... library is apparently a last resort option?
UoC: Alternative Access to Elsevier Articles