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Open Access

An overview of open access (OA) basics and resources and open content resources.

Open Access

"Open access" mean information is freely available "on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited." (Budapest Open Access Initiative)

What is Open Access? Open Access Explained! - Video

Available through PHD Comics.

Open Access Resources

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Meta Open Access Search Tool

Internet Archive - Open Library Books & Books to Borrow

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive Books collection provides some books that can be freely read and downloaded, while others can be borrowed and read in the Internet Archive's online book reader.

Open Access Information

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