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free tools to begin research

Start your research using these public domain tools.

Alumni NetIDs do not provide access to subscription resources from off-campus.


Alumni can use library workstations and printers after registering with the Alumni Office.

  • Many library tools are restricted to currently registered students, staff, and faculty.
  • We validate such access through our proxy; contact the library if you are registered but are not approved.
  • If you cannot pass through this validation screening, consider using the free tools on this site.

Guests may access our "SXU-Guest" network with their own laptops, but will not be able to use our subscription-based tools. See the tools listed on the Tabs within this page for access to some public domain tools.

The tabs on this guide present a variety of tools that allow searching, and in some cases fulltext access, to published literature.

The materials are arranged according to content types: journal articles, web pages and free web materials, and discipline portals.

Public libraries provide access to many powerful fulltext databases that we do not offer.

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