Open Access Resources
Open access (OA) is the practice of providing free, unrestricted access to content via the Internet, most commonly to scholarly journal articles. OA removes price barriers between users and content and is compatible with peer review, copyright, preservation, and quality associated with conventional scholarly literature. You can read an overview of open access by Peter Suber here.
UI Open Access Resources
The University of Idaho Library has established an institutional repository to serve the university by providing access to the scholarly works it has, does, and continues to produce. The library works across the University to collect, preserve, and make accessible other scholarly works produced by the University of Idaho and its affiliates.
Here are some document collections present in our institutional repository:
Open Access Explained!
What is Creative Commons?
Creative Commons licenses are a "simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work - on the conditions of your choice." Creative Commons licenses give flexibility and protection to both the artists and writers of creative works and the users and consumers of those works. If you are looking for content that you can freely and legally use there are hundreds of millions of works available - from songs and videos to scientific and academic material - available for free and legal use to the public. Learn more about the Creative Commons here.
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Open Courseware Initiative
- Wiley Open Access
- Springer Open
- BioMed Central
- Public Library of Science
- Defense Technical Information Center
- ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)