Did You Know?
While most public libraries don't subscribe to academic journals, they *do* often partner with local universities to provide inter-library loans to patrons who do request academic articles. How you do this varies by library but if you're willing to wait a couple weeks to get your article you can sometimes get it through a public library!
Caveat: Your local library might not do this :V it's common in New England cuz we're just totally saturated with universities but idk if this happens in other regions.
Also sometimes it just doesn't work ^^;; but it's worth a try dangit! Don't let a paywall defeat you!
@shel @KemoNine the Toronto Public Library offers access to many digital databases, including JSTOR, Sage, OneFile, and full archives of major papers: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/books-video-music/articles-online-research/articles/
@shel I actually do have a San Jose Public Library card, but now that I don't live walking distance from a branch (much less the main branch which used to be my closest branch and is the largest library ever built as a single project vs a series of expansions), I haven't been going to the library. I really need to spend more time on their web site.