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COVID-19 Resources: Open Access Resources

AAU Library COVID-19 Resources and Updates

What is Open Access?

Open Access is the free, online availability of scholarly content that is free from most copyright and licensing restrictions. To ensure the widest possible access to scholarly content, scholars can contribute to open access literature in several ways:

  • Open Access Publishing: Scholarly content made available online and free of charge to anyone upon publication.
  • Open Archives: Scholarly content in subscription publications made available free of charge after an initial embargo period.
  • Open Repositories: Digital collections of freely available scholarly content on a particular subject or the collected intellectual works of an institution or group of institutions.
  • Open Data: Data that is freely available for use, reuse, and redistribution. 

Open Access Textbooks (OAT)

Open Access eBooks

Open Access General Resources