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Please find links out to many Open Access resources below. Open Access resources are those which are freely available and do not require a subscription or payment. Many Open Access journals are also peer-reviewed.
Articles, books, databases, and more!
Over 290 quality peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health.
DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard)
A central, open-access repository of research by members of the Harvard community.
Over 40,000 freely-accessible materials in 19 different material type categories.
Open access textbooks
MIT's course materials.
Rice University's free online textbooks.
Open Textbook Library
Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: Download them or read them online.
PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). The content of PMC is also included in PubMed.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAR)
8171 Academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 217 publishers
Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Grey Source Index
A comprehensive index of gray literature resources available on the web
Advertised as "a unique search engine primarily dedicated to indexing free and 'open access' ejournals in the arts and humanities". View their news and FAQS to learn more.
ProQuest Open Access Dissertations
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Open Access. The authors of these dissertations and theses published their works 'open access' to make them available free of chrage.
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
PLOS is a nonprofit organization created to serve the interests of scientists and the public good. In contrast to more closed publication models, openness inspires how we think about science and publishing.
- Internet Archive - is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Freely-accessible Data Sets
The home of U.S. government's open data
Health data sets. Managed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A comprehensive list of 2600+ open data portals around the world.
Child & Family Data Archive
C&F Data Archive hosts datasets about young children, their families and communities, and the programs that serve them.
Note that some data access is restricted. Visit the site's FAQ page to learn how to apply to access restricted data.
Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse
This page provides an overview of surveys and databases which may be used by researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and funders in the self-sufficiency field. The description, population, and periodicity (or frequency of data collection) is provided for each database and survey.
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