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Open Access Databases: Open Access Databases

Open Access Journals

Open Access Electronic Journals.  These are the three primary lists or directories that link to many academic (and some non-academic) freely accessible electronic journals.

Other Open Access

Open Access Overview  by Peter Suber; Earlham College. Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Many academic web sites, especially as related to electronic journals are supportive of OA concepts.

  • Web-based Information by Academic Discipline This is a series of pages providing webliographies focusing on academic disciplines (majors).
  • Evaluating Internet Resources  Not all print sources are equally valuable or accurate, similarly internet resources vary substantially in quality. Primary evaluation criteria include: accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, and coverage.
  • E-Text Archives  Selected full-text archives; mostly public domain; all freely accessible.
  • Selected Web-based (Free) Databases More than half are US federal databases
  • A subject directory is a service that offers a collection of links to Internet resources submitted by site creators or evaluators and organized into subject categories. Directory services use selection criteria for choosing links to include, though selectivity varies among services.