| by Kellam Ayres
What is Open Access? It’s a way of publishing scholarly articles and books that makes these materials free to use and accessible to all. And you can download, print, retain, and share these materials — wherever, whenever.
Why do authors choose to publish their work openly?
- To provide immediate and unrestricted access to their research
- To allow for collaboration with other scholars around the world
- To contribute to a more fair distribution of knowledge that is available to everyone
Where do you find Open Access materials?
Look for the orange, open lock in your favorite database. Here are a few places to look:
Any questions about Open Access? Visit with us at the Research Desk! Contact information and links at go/askus/
Kellam Ayres, Library Reserves Coordinator and Liaison to the Bread Loaf Programs