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During my summer research I saw a lot of these windows pop up on my computer screen. One dead end followed by another. I grew weary of not having access to the studies that were highly pertinent to my area of research. Although my frustrations were never abated, I accepted this as my reality. I’ve acquiesced to the idea that my future as a researcher will be filled with endless hours of staring at a computer screen constantly telling me “No you may not read this article.” [excerpt]
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Adamczak, Stephanie K., "Open Access" (2014). SURGE. 181.