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The Access to Research service is a new initiative to give free, walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK

Subjects include art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences

The initiative is currently being supported by the leading UK academic publishers, providing access to more than 1.5million academic articles. More publishers are already signed up to join throughout the two year pilot so the amount of articles and journals is expected to increase.

Over 1.5 million academic articles are included in the service, and that number is increasing. However, not every article in every journal has been made available for free access. Once you are on a publisher’s website you may well see links to journals and related content that are not included in the service. To view other content included in the service, you will need to return to the Summon search result page.

In Library Access

Access to Research is available from all libraries in Gateshead and from St Mary’s Heritage Centre.

Access from Home

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Gateshead Central Library
Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN
Tel: 0191 433 8410

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