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Open Access Resources


The following are links to selected 'open access' web sites, resources, publications, and more:      Videos
  • Bentham Open Access - Over 230 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all major disciplines of science, technology, and more.
  • CIA World Fact Book - Providing information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, military, communications, transportation of countries around the world.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) -  A directory of a wide range of freely available, online Open Access Journals covering the arts and sciences.
  • Encyclopedia of Life - Providing free and 'open access' to knowledge about life on Earth.
  • Google Books - Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book.
  • GAO Reports - U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) web site providing access to GAO reports and testimonies.
  • Government Printing Office - Disseminates official information from all three branches of the U.S. federal government.
  • Library of Congress - Recognized as the national library of the U.S. Its collections comprise the world's most comprehensive record of American history, human creativity, and knowledge.
  • National Archives - Safeguarding, preserving, and providing access to  the major documents and records of U.S. Government.
  • OER Commons Textbooks - Information about open textbooks offered through Open Education Commons (OER).
  • Open Journal Systems - A journal management and publishing system developed as part of the Public Knowledge Project.
  • O'Reilly Open Books - Publishers of quite a few Open Books--books with various forms of "open" copyright--over the years.
  • Project Gutenburg - Offering over 33,000 free eBooks that can be downloaded.
  • THOMAS - Providing the public with access to U.S. federal government legislative information from the Library of Congress
  • Versita / De Gruyter Open - One of the world’s leading Open Access platforms, hosting full texts of nearly 200 scholarly journals.

Open Access Organizations


The 'Open Access' movement — which campaigns for free scholarly information via the Internet — has welcomed a website that aims to be the first port of call for checking the status of open access around the world. The Global Open Access Portal, launched last month by UNESCO, will provide policymakers with information on the global open access outlook.



Other Selected U.S. Open Government Documents:

* See the Core Documents of Our Democracy in the U.S. maintained by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).



“By open access, we mean its immediate, free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose…”   -  See The Budapest Open Access Initiative


* Check out Wandora, a general purpose information extraction, aggregation, management, and publishing application based on Topic Maps and Java.




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