Oct 17th, 2014 by Andrea Bullock
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Celebrate Open Access Resources
International Open Access Week 2014 is October 20-26. Learn more about the open access movement on the Open Access Week website and join this global event to celebrate, promote, and discuss open access, the movement to make scholarly content readily and freely available to the public.
We are pleased to highlight the following databases and resources, all of which are open access. Anyone in the world can use these databases with ready accessible articles, books, and more.
- Ad*Access – Advertisements printed from 1911 to 1955 in: radio, television, transportation, and beauty & hygiene.
- arXiv – E-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics.
- bioRxiv – Preprints of articles in biology, sponsored by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.
- Digital Scriptorium – Archival images of medieval and renaissance manuscripts.
- Directory of Open Access Books – A database indexing open access ebooks across multiple disciplines.
- Directory of Open Access Journals – A database indexing open access journals and articles across multiple disciplines.
- Internet Archive – An archive of the Internet including newsreels, movies, texts, and audio artifacts.
- NCBI BookShelf – Texts in life science and healthcare from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
- PubMed – Provides citations and abstracts for journal articles in all areas of medical practice and research from 1953 to the present.
- Science.gov– Features selected, authoritative science information provided by U.S. Government agencies including research and development results.
- TIMEA – The Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA) focuses on western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.