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Open Access and Institutional Repositories: Open Access

Open Access Books @ USCA Library

Welcome to the Open Access Research Guide

Open access, simply put, is the availability of scholarly peer-reviewed digital information at no cost to the reader. This research guide aims to provide you with resources that explain the history, purpose and far reaching ramifications of open access while also referring popular open access websites that you can take advantage of to aid in your own scholarly research projects.

Open Access Overview

Open vs Closed Access Articles