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Open access publishing

Open Access publishing & education resources (OER)

Searching for Open Access content

Digital collections containing open access (OA) publications, including reports, journal articles, conference papers, data and theses.

  • AOASG list of Australian OA Repositories
  • CORE - find and access full-text (typically PDF format) content from many OA journals, repositories and systems
  • CSU Research Output (CRO)
  • DOAB - academic peer-reviewed books and book chapters from 300+ publishers
  • Knowledge Unlatched - monographs and journals in a wide variety of disciplines
  • OAPEN - academic books in humanities and social sciences
  • OpenDOAR - international directory of OA repositories and their policies
  • Primo Search - limit search results to 'Open Access'
  • SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) repository resources
  • Unpaywall - an open database of free scholarly articles

Other Library databases where search results can be easily limited to AO content, e.g. Scopus


Scholar Google Author Profiles

The Public Access section of a Google Scholar profile contains the articles that are publicly available. 

An article can be publicly available from several sources including its publisher, an institutional repository, a research area specific repository and others. The Google Scholar indexing system tries to include all publicly accessible versions that follow their inclusion guidelines.

For more information see: