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An introduction to the Open Access movement and guide to Open Access resources ranging from articles to textbooks.
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What is Open Access?

Open Access Explained!


Open access quick

Open Access: Free, online literature from around the world.

  • Free to read and free to use
  • Most Open Access journals are peer reviewed to the same standards as for profit journals
  • Encourages new and varied scholarship and discovery
  • Can be as short as a presentation poster or as long as a series of textbooks


“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.


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