“A system that prevents Internet users from accessing certain Web content without a paid subscription.”
If you're a student, faculty, or staff member of a university, your university library may have access to library databases. Using these databases you can access scholarly articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles, videos, book/ebooks and more.
You can even access materials your library doesn't own using a service called Interlibrary Loan.
For University of Alaska Fairbanks folks:
If you're not affiliated with a university library, check with your local public library to see if they offer database access. If you're in Alaska, you have access to the SLED databases.