Alternative Access to Articles
In summary, there are ways to access articles housed behind a publisher paywall.
Contact the author directly. Many universities have faculty open access policies and research is deposited in the university’s institutional repository. Virginia Tech’s institutional repository is VTechWorks.
Connect with the author through ResearchGate.
OSF Preprints indexes many online repositories, so you can search from one box.
Contact the University Libraries’ interlibrary loan experts. They can get you the articles you need within a few days.