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Open Access Research

Scholarly research made available to read and reuse without the traditional subscription fees.

OA Literature in Citation Indexes

Scopus and Web of Science are citation indexes to which the Library subscribes and in their organization of scholarly citations (journal articles, conference papers, and other documents), they both make it easy to locate publications made available open access. 

OA Search Engines

BASE Search

The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine, from Bielefeld University Library (Germany), searches though more than 71 million open access documents in more than 3,000 repositories across the globe.

HighWire Search

Aids in "the digital dissemination of more than 3,000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings," from Stanford University.

ROAD Directory

Directory of OA Scholarly Resources. An international collection of 11,000 OA journals, conference proceedings, and other scholarly works that have been assigned an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) from UNESCO.


The Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe project is an EU-based initiative to collect in one place "the entire Open Access scientific production of the European Research Area." They now provide access to more than 11.5 million publications from almost 6,000 repositories in EU member countries.

OA Books

Academic books published open access are subjected to the same stringent levels of peer review and editing as those published traditionally. The resources below include descriptions about their peer review process.

OA Journal Databases

OA Repositories - General

OA Subject Repositories