Open Access Resources

What is Open Access?

Open Access is a principle by which content is made available online free of charge and with minimal copyright and licensing restrictions.

Open Access scholarly publishing can:

  • incorporate peer review
  • enhance the visibility and accessibility of authors’ intellectual outputs
  • contribute to knowledge sharing and the advancement of scholarship

Open Access Publication Process

Understanding Open Access in an Academic Environment

Open Access Toolkit

Open Access Journal Publishing Index

SHERPA Juliet – Research Funders’ Open Access Policies

Search for Open Access Publications

BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for open access web resources.

Search for content in a variety of formats (music, images, video and more).

Qualitative research is the focus of the scholarly articles found here.

Access to over 800 repositories across Canada.

A non-profit library of free books, movies, software, music, and more.

Published books on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine.