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Open Access Resources

Take a look at some of the open access resources available in your discipline!

  • OAD list of repositories
    List of subject-specific repositories in arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences maintained by the Open Access Directory.
  • ArXiv  
    Archives papers in biology, physics, computer science, finance, and other science fields.
  • RePEC  
    Archives papers in economics.
  • eLIS
    Archives pre-prints of Library and Information Studies articles.
  • PubMed Central
    The National Library of Medicine's repository of biomedical and health research.
  • Biomed Central
    Another open access publisher specializing in medicine and biology.
    Open access articles in all areas of mathematics.
  • Open Humanities Press
    Publishing collective that produces open access humanities journals with a particular emphasis on critical theory and cultural studies.

Open Access (OA) Resources

Find more about Open Access through the following Web sites:

   • SPARC -- Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
   • PLOS -- The Public Library of Science 
   • OASIS –- Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook
   • OAD -- Open Access Directory  
   • JISC –- Joint Information Systems Committee

OA News and Information

Check out some of the commitments to Open Access from around the world:

  • Peter Suber's Open Access Overview
    SPARC Senior Researcher Peter Suber has written a short introduction to the Open Access movement.
  • Budapest Open Access Initiative
    The Budapest Open Access Initiative arises from a small but lively meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001.
  • Berlin Declaration
    The Internet has fundamentally changed the practical and economic realities of distributing scientific knowledge and cultural heritage. For the first time ever, the Internet now offers the chance to constitute a global and interactive representation of human knowledge, including cultural heritage and the guarantee of worldwide access.
  • Public Library of Science (PLOS)
    The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.
  • IFLA Statement
    IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is committed to ensuring the widest possible access to information for all peoples in accordance with the principles expressed in the Glasgow Declaration on Libraries, Information Services and Intellectual Freedom.

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This Guide is based on "Open Access for Faculty" Guide by Sanjeet Mann, Lua Gregory, Paige K. Mann, Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Shana Higgins, and Janelle Julagay at the University of Redlands.


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