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Welcome to the David L. Rice Library Open Access LibGuide!  This guide was created to aid users in locating free, open source journals and other resources for all USI areas of study, plus links to specific types of information such as theses/dissertations, popular magazines, books, manuscripts, and more.  This guide also includes a link to institutional repositories from colleges/universities throughout the United States and the world.  We hope you find these sources useful to your research and welcome comments, suggestions, and leads to additional open access resources that may be added to the guide.



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.
Open access resources are digital literature freely accessible on the World Wide Web.  Authors grant permission to allow free, unrestricted access and dissemination of their scholarly works.  Many of the web sites included in this LibGuide are aggregate collectors of both scholarly and popular journal titles made openly accessible through the Internet.
Copyright compliance, even for open access resources is ultimately the responsibility of the end user; please consult other LibGuides, the Rice Library web page, and additional sources on copyright available on the web.



Open Access Week

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.


Open Access Information

Please see the link below to learn more defining characteristics of Open Access resources.


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