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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

  • 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.

  • OAIster

    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.

  • ArXiv.org

    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.

  • Scirus

    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.

Information on the Open Access Movement


Statements & Mandates