Open Access Research Guide
The Open Access Research Guide is meant to enable scholars to search open access literature, as well as to provide sources of information about the Open Access Movement.
Table of Contents
- Finding Open Access Materials
- Information on the Open Access Movement
- Statements & Mandates
- Google Scholar
Search across many disciplines and sources including open access journals and institutional repositories. Not all citations are available but open access materials are linked from the search results.
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Search peer-reviewed articles from over 4,000 open access journals.
- E-Print Network (U.S. Department of Energy)
Provides access to numerous repositories in life sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics, physics, and other disciplines relevant to the Department of Energy.
A union catalog of academic digital resources. Includes over 23 million text, image, audio, and video records.
- OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories
Search for articles in over 2000 academic open access repositories.
- COnnecting REpositories (CORE)
Simultaneously searches multiple Open Access institutional repositories in the UK.
- PubMed Central
National Institutes of Health’s publicly accessible repository of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
Contains over 500,000 e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, and non-linear science. Maintained by Cornell University.
Index of over 350 million open access journal articles, e-prints, technical reports and other material from science-related webpages, databases, courseware sites, and repositories.
- Creative Commons
Search for images, video and documents, made available under creative commons licenses, which allow reuse without the need for permissions.
- The Effect of Open Access and Downloads ('Hits') on Citation Impact: A Bibliography of Studies
Overview of evidence indicating that open access increases the scholarly impact of research.
- Digital Scholarship
Website produced and maintained by Charles W. Bailey, which includes commentaries, news, and bibliographies related to open access and scholarly communication.
- (Mis)Leading Open Access Myths
An overview from BioMedCentral on misconceptions related to open access publishing.
- Open Access Publishing and Citation Archives: Background and Controversy
Congressional Research Service report by Genevieve Knezo which outlines the major issues surrounding open access publishing.
- Open Access Overview
Written by the well-known proponent of OA, Peter Suber, this site provides a clear and concise introduction to the open access movement and the issues surrounding new and old publication models.
- Timeline of the Open Access Movement
1966 – Present
- Open Archives Initiative
Develops and promotes interoperability standards for the dissemination of content.
- Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Developed by the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC is an international alliance of almost 800 academic and research libraries, which works to foster the open access movement.
- Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
- Bethesda Statement on Open Access
- Budapest Open Access Initiative
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Policy
- European Research Council Guidelines
- Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Open Access Policy
- National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy
- MIT Faculty Open Access Policy
- Salvador Declaration on Open Access: The Developing World Perspective
- Washington DC Principles for Free Access to Science
- Wellcome Trust Position Statement in Support of Open and Unrestricted Access to Published Research