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Can I use resources from my library to help a student that isn't from my institution?

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No, we're always helping patrons with the resources they have access to, even if we know the perfect resource exists somewhere else. Login to the Guest Logins page to find out the guest login for the patron's institution.

We also cannot send students full text articles as we can't verify their institutional affiliation. If a student is having trouble accessing their library's resources, do your best to help them resolve the issue. They may need to be referred directly to their library. In the meantime, some libraries have compiled a list of open access databases that you may find useful. For example, this one at SFU Library: