Our licensing of paid content generally allows on-campus access to anybody with access to a library or university WiFi network. Off-campus access is restricted to current Illinois Tech students, faculty, and staff.
Alumni: Alumni who have WiFi accounts have seamless access to most library content.
Students, Faculty, or Staff from other institutions: Visitors with EduRoam accounts also get seamless access to most content. Check with your home institution to see if EduRoam is available to you.
Other Guests: Other visitors should be able to self-register for the "IIT-connect" WiFi network.
To find free, publicliy accessible open access (OA) resources use our database A-Z list. At the top of the list, select open access in the "Vendor" dropdown box. Other useful filters are:
The padlock icons indicate the level of free public access to each resource in the database list:
=Content is open access (OA) or otherwise freely accessible. Some sites may require a free personal account.
=Content is mainly open access (OA). Some, usually older, content may be restricted to Illinois Tech or paywalled.
=Free to search, but content is likely to be paywalled or restricted to Illinois Tech students, faculty, or staff.
=Access is restricted to Illinois Tech students, faculty, and staff.
In some cases, you may want to obtain copies of articles that are not freely available. In these cases you typically have several options.