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Open Access Resources for Researchers


Open Access can be defined as free, unrestricted online access to scholarly research material. At Goldsmiths, we are using Goldsmiths Research Online ( to deposit research outputs by Goldsmiths academics and PhD researchers.

There are many other resources for locating Open Access material online. Here is a selected list of Open Access research repository and e-book resources.

Creative Commons Search:

OAIster: a catalog of 30 million records built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide.

arXiv: 976,730 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

PubMed Central: Information resource for biomedical and health researchers.

CERN Document Server: Over 1 million documents by European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine:

Hathi Trust Digital Library: Millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Project Gutenberg: 46,000 free e-books.

Open Library:

Directory of Open Access Books:

Directory of Open Access Journals:

Directory of Open Access Repositories:

Open Access Theses and Dissertations:

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