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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.

Open access poster

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/

Media Contact

Kellam Ayres, Library Reserves Coordinator and Liaison to the Bread Loaf Programs