Faunalytics conducts original research studies, and also provides information about research conducted by others. The full results of Faunalytics’ original research are available in our Library without charge.
In addition to our own research, Faunalytics features summaries of research performed by others, with a link to the original source of the full article. That source, typically an academic journal, may charge a fee to access the full text (through a “paywall”). The fees are charged by the online provider, not by Faunalytics, and we do not receive any part of them.
Fortunately, purchasing the full article may not be the only option. The full text may be available through other sources:
From the Publisher
Some publishers share the full text of articles for free, although sometimes on a limited basis. Additionally, there are a growing number of “open access” academic journals that provide full text articles at no cost. Follow the link to the publisher/source that we provide with each database item to see if the full text is available from the publisher.
From Your Library
If you have access to your local public, university, or college library, then you may be able to access the full text of articles in print or online. Journal articles can be difficult to locate in some library systems, so it may be most efficient to contact a librarian directly. If you are unable to find an article at your local library, then you may be able to request it through an “interlibrary loan.” Visit your local library in person or online, or call a librarian to get started.
From the Author
You may be able to contact the author(s) of an article to receive the full text directly from him or her. Many authors are pleased by interest in their work and are happy to share the full text (but may limit it to personal use). You can begin by searching the website of the institution with which the lead author is affiliated to locate contact information and sometimes download their articles. You may also try Academia.edu, where many researchers share the results of their work.
From Other Sources
- You may be able to find articles on Google Scholar