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Open access resources

Open access databases

While you are at NAU, you will have access to a wide range of academic databases; however, the vast majority of these resources come with large, institutional costs, and are not feasible for individual consumers. 

Thankfully, there are a growing number of databases and online resources that are free to the public.

The following list provides a few of the top-tier options. Before that, one note: if you ever need to access a paper for research or personal use, it never hurts to email the author/s and ask for a draft copy.

Consumer health

Whether for yourself or for a patient, at some point, you will likely need to find consumer health information that is easy to read, understand, and share. Thankfully, there are several high quality consumer health websites on the Internet.

Public libraries

While graduates of NAU can no longer access the paid portions of NAU's databases, many public libraries provide access to similar databases that would normally cost money to access.

The Phoenix Public Library System (17 branches) and public libraries throughout Maricopa County supply individual patrons with a range of e-resources. All you need is a public library card! 

For a rundown of the resources available, check out the following links: