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Open resources: Open Access

About open access

Open Access (OA) refers to scholarly literature that is freely available on the Internet.

These resources are sustained by the academic and scientific communities that produce them.

They are typically found in peer-reviewed Open Access Journals and Institutional Repositories, which act as archives of institutions' scholarly output.

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Acknowledgement

Thank you to Robyn Hall at Red Deer College for giving us permission to use their Open Resources guide as a template for this one.

Multi-subject OA databases

Health and science OA databases

Social science & humanities OA databases

Find OA books