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Some of these open access resources are publicly available online all the time, and others have been made available temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Access expiration dates will be noted if known.
Please note that this is not an endorsement of these resources, simply a compilation.
Open Access Resources
DOAB Directory of Open Access Books
Most books are free to read and share for non-commercial use. Check the license listed with each book.
DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals
A database of access for free to full text articles from scholarly journals.
Frontiers is a leading Open Access Publisher and Open Science Platform
Our journals are led and peer-reviewed by editorial boards of over 100,000 top researchers. Covering more than 600 academic disciplines, we are one of the largest and highest-cited publishers in the world. To date, our freely accessible research articles have received over 500 million views and downloads and 1 million citations.
JSTOR: Open Access Content on JSTOR
Search 1000s of free journal articles and open access book chapters. Use the red box , EXPLORE OPEN CONTENT to find articles.
PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
Project Muse: Open Access
Open Access books and journals on Project Muse
Ebooks published by Springer that are open access on the Springer Link platform
A library of over 60,000 free eBooks in a variety of formats (epub, Kindle eBooks, downloadable pdfs, or html text). Its focus is literature, classics, and older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: a Selection of Primary Sources
This resource contains select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. There are approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:
Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
Standard Ebooks is a volunteer-driven project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, free of copyright restrictions, and free of cost.
Taylor and Francis ebooks
A collection of ebooks covering various topics. There are over 500 open access titles available to you. Simply use the filter "CONTENT I HAVE ACCESS TO" choose Open Access to be able to use the ebooks in this collection.
Temporary Open Access
Netflix - access select educational documentaries from Netflix for free on their YouTube channel.
Sage Publishing - free Medical, Social, and Behavioral Science Articles related to the pandemic (COVID-19).
Taylor & Francis - free access to vital research and data relevant to COVID-19 appearing in Taylor & Francis articles and book chapters.