"Open access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licenisng restricitons. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder." From Peter Suber, A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access
Open Access Directory
Authoritative Directory of Open Access Repositories. Lets you search for repositories or serarch repository content.
Digital Commons Network
Explore 650,000+ works from 275 institutions -- Including Roger Williams University.
OAISTER is a union catalog providing metadata records and links to digital resources from open archive collections including born-digital texts, audio and video files, images, datasets, theses, conference reports, research reports and technical reports.
Free, Unrestricted, Online Access - Watch this video from SPARC to learn more about how Open Access works.
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.
DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
Increases the discoverability of academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access.
Download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
A project of the Internet Archive.