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Open Access Resources


Open Access Resources are research materials have been made available to the general public, free of charge: data and datasets, books and articles, including scholarly research articles. This is not the same thing as public domain works, or those items that have fallen out of copyright protection; open access authors have chosen to share freely, so anyone can use the works legally without permission or fees.


Open access books relevant to the study and practice of theological librarianship. Provides resources that guide and support innovative library services and enhance professional development.


Nearly 10,000 journals on multiple topics; about half are searchable at the article level.

Google Books is a service from Google Inc. that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition, and stored in its digital database.

HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible well into the future. The HathiTrust Digital Library includes millions of digitized book titles, most of which were published before 1923.

Over one hundred peer-reviewed, Open Access journals across many areas of science, technology, and medicine, as well as several areas of social science.

Journals for Free is a directory of open access journals and journals with some kind of open access to their materials.

Searchable gateway of open access journals for every biomedical discipline.

Elsevier partners with the research community to empower open science.

PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Provides free access to more than 33,000 (primarily older public domain) books which can be downloaded in a variety of formats including ePub, Kindle, HTML and plain text.

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).

Hundreds of free journals from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect platform.


Hundreds of free peer-reviewed journals from Springer, across all areas of science.


Taylor & Francis and Routledge currently publish a number of pure open access journals. The articles in these journals receive both rigorous peer review and expedited online publication.


Over fifty health, medicine and science Open Access titles. (Chrome browser recommended.)