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Open Access to Scholarship: Overview

This research guide provides an brief overview of past and current issues relevant to the open access movement.

An Expert's Overview

Peter Suber is a leader in the OA movement who proactively works for the "free circulation of science and scholarship in every field and language."   This open access ebook is intended as a quick and easy read for busy people.  

Open Access in Action

Open Access Through the Library Lens

Original articles, video interviews, news, and perspectives on how libraries are shaping practice.

The Center for Open Science

With the mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scholarly research.

What is Open Access?

Open access (OA) is an ideal in scholarly communication whereby scholarship is made freely available online to anyone anywhere, with no charges imposed for access.  Please use the tabs above to learn more.