What is Open Access?
Open Access Directory
"The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large. By bringing many OA-related lists together in one place, OAD makes it easier for everyone to discover them, use them for reference, and update them. The easier they are to maintain and discover, the more effectively they can spread useful, accurate information about OA."
Open Access Resources
OAIster is a database that gathers together information about freely available electronic documents and resources. It scans the internet to find freely available items that conform to a particular Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol.
OAIster can harvest key bibliographic information from these freely available resources and then use this information to point you towards the resources when you do a search on OAIster.
What will you find on OAIster?
- Journal articles
- Book chapters
- Conference proceedings
Where does OAIster find these items?
OAIster captures information from institutional repositories and from open access journals.
Take note: Some items are peer-reviewed, while others are not.