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Open Access and Scholarly Communication

Resources with Open Access Content

Resources found on the following general sites can be freely used for one's own research (with proper citation) as well as for curriculum development and classroom use.  Speak with your librarian liaison about more specific resources that may be available in your subject area. Also, see the Adelphi Libraries LibGuide on Open Access: Educational Materials.

  • Digital Commons Network (Bepress): This site provides open access  to peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work from hundreds of universities and colleges. The publications are curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, and covers a multitude of disciplines and subject areas.
  • JSTOR-Register & Read: This site allows you to sign up for free access to more than five million journal articles on JSTOR. Register & Read program allows anyone to read (but not download) up to three articles every two weeks. 
  • JSTOR:  The content (nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals) on JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere  (and thus in the public domin) is freely available to the public for reading and downloading. To access the free content,click on the Advanced Search and select the  "Include only content I can access" box.