Resources on Open Access
Open access is information that is free to read, unrestricted and online. It is a movement that wants to increase information access and innovation. The author has given a non-exclusive licence for a broad (re)use, but retains the author's rights. This makes it possible to make material accessible via the Internet or to use it as lecture material.
One option for authors who wish to make their work openly accessible is to publish in an open access journal ("Gold open access"). The other option is to publish in institution or subject based repositories ("Green Open access").
Search for Open Access resources
OpenDOAR: the Directory of Open Access Repositories
An authoritative listing of over 2200 open access repositories. One can search for repositories or for the contents of repositories and limit by subject, country or language.
CORE (Connecting REpositories) offers 5 millions of open access full-text research papers. With 66 million metadata records and 5 million full-text, from 102 countries, in 52 different languages, CORE is one of the world?s largest full-text open access aggregator.
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
Database of scholarly journals available in full-text.
ScienceOpen is a freely accessible search and discovery platform that puts research in context. Smart filters, topical collections and input from the academic community help you to find the most relevant articles in your field and beyond. Offers advanced search and discovery functions, combined with post-publication peer review, recommendation, social sharing, and collection-building features.
Unpaywall, a new extension available in Chrome, enables you to search for the open access version of an article on a publisher's website. Unpaywall gathers content from thousands of open-access repositories worldwide. To help us, we rely on a number of data sources, including PubMed Central, the DOAJ, Crossref (particulary their license info), DataCite, Google Scholar, and BASE.
See more open access resources relevant to ISU curriculum, selected by your librarian (pdf document).
List of Open Access books.
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