50 Open Access Resources for Librarians – Part 1

As a part of my Intro to Reference course I try and introduce Open Access (OA) resources and directories to my students. Since many of them have found these resources useful I thought I’d share them here.

    Open Access Directories

  1. OAIster: The main search hub for finding OA articles, journals, and other resources. Now at 25 million records.
  2. DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals containing thousands of journals indexed.
  3. OpenDOAR: Directory of (academic) Open Access Repositories.
  4. Open J-Gate: Directory of over 9,700 OA journals (6,500 peer-reviewed)

    Open Access Resources

  6. Open Access Directory Wiki: Fantastic OA resource with everything you need to know about the OA movement. Over 2 million views.
  7. Guide to the Open Access Movement: Guide written by OA guru Peter Suber.
  8. SPARC: Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition: International alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.
  9. Open Archives Initiative (OAI): Developer of OA standards.
  10. Timeline of the Open Access Movement

    Open Access Blogs

  12. Open Access Librarian
  13. Open and Shut
  14. Open Access Archivangelism

    Open Access Listservs

  16. SPARC Open Access Forum

    Open Access Self-Archiving Resources

  18. SHERPA/RoMEO Publisher Copyright Policies and Self-Archiving
  19. SPARC Author Rights Brochure

    Open Access Journals

  21. Ariadne
  22. Code4Lib Journal
  23. Communications in Information Literacy
  24. D-Lib Magazine
  25. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management
  26. First Monday
  27. Journal of Digital Information
  28. Journal of eLiteracy
  29. Journal of Electronic Publishing
  30. Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations