Elsevier Access

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January 31, 2019 Update: Negotiations Continue. UC Retains Access for Now

UC and Elsevier have agreed to continue discussions in a good-faith effort for the time being. For now, access is expected to continue. Should we learn of any changes to access at UC, we will notify our community.

If UC does not reach an agreement with Elsevier, they may turn off access to articles published in 2019 as well as to a small number of their journals for which UC does not have perpetual access rights. UC will continue to have perpetual access to articles with publication dates before January 2019 in all Elsevier journals for which the library had a pre-existing subscription.

See our recommended options for obtaining articles if Elsevier restricts access to 2019 articles. The unpaywall browser extension may also be useful as it makes linking to authors’ versions of articles in preprint databases and in institutional repositories virtually seamless.

For more information:

Contact your librarian at or your COLASC representatives