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Select Open Access Resources

Below are great directories of Open Access scholarship and other resources. There are a lot here, and new ones are always being added!

Social Science Research Network. Devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.

OAIster by WorldCat. Union catalog of digital resources; contains digital resources from open archive collections. Represents multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,100 contributors worldwide. Records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click.

Directory of Open Access Journals. A comprehensive database of open access scientific and scholarly journals. 

OpenAIRE. Based in Europe, provides access to 11,534,086 publications and 7,874 datasets from 5,869 repositories and OA journals. 

OpenDOAR. The Directory of Open Access Repositories service provides a quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world.

PLOS Public Library of Science. PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

BioMed Central – The Open Access Publisher. BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 265 peer-reviewed open access journals.

PubMed Central. A free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

ROAR – Registry of Open Access Repositories. The aim of ROAR is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world. Open access to research maximizes research access and thereby also research impact, making research more productive and effective.

ROARMAP – Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies

ROAD Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources. ROAD provides a free access to a subset of the ISSN Register (1.7 millions of bibliographic records).

Ranking Web of World Repositories. Exhaustive list of repositories world wide.

Open Access Directory. A wiki run by Simmons College and dedicated to open access issues in scholarly research and publishing. 

Undergraduate Research Commons. The Undergraduate Research Commons is a research portal and publishing resource for undergraduate students at institutions around the world.

Online Journals Published with Digital Commons. A list of hundreds of open access journals published through the Digital Commons platform, which is what Arcadia uses for our institutional repository ScholarWorks@Arcadia.

American Memory. American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. [Library of Congress]

Chronicling America. Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

arXiv. Open access to 989,444 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

Data.gov. Provides easy to find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. 

Digital Public Library of America - DPLA. Offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.

Encyclopedia of Earth. An electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

Federal Digital System. GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Historical U.S. Newspapers Online. A listing of digitized historical U.S. newspapers available online for free.

JURN Directory. 3,000 links to selected arts & humanities ejournals. Journals listed are either free, or offer significant free content.

Internet Archive. Offers permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

HathiTrust. A partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.