What is Open Access (OA)?
Open access means that research results are made freely accessible in digital form, which promotes the dissemination of research results both within the scientific community and to the public at large. The reader can read free of charge, use, copy, print, and link the OA publications.
Read more about Open access in the Libguide for OA.
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DOAB contains 21352 Academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 321 publishers
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent. All funding is via donations, 40% of which comes from sponsors and 60% from members and publisher members. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed in DOAJ. All data is freely available.
DOAJ contains 13,817 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.
Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use.
OATD.org is a resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 5,069,860 theses and dissertations.