Accessing Open Access Journals at UEL
OA journals at UEL are currently accessible via the Library Search. Further Open Access resources are also available via the Open Access Directories and Resources detailed below.
Open Access Directories and Resources
There is a growing number of OA resources available online which can help with providing materials for your research and teaching needs. A selection of these resources are available as follows:
Base is an international search engine which provides access to open access academic web resources.
The DOAJ represents a searchable directory of open access journals. The Directory now contains in excess of 5,000 journals and allows searches for journal title and individual articles in a number of languages. The subject coverage of the DOAJ incorporates the majority of major academic subject areas.
The DOAB has similar objectives to the DOAJ but is focused on providing a directory of open access books which have been peer reviewed to an academic standard.
OAIster is search facility, originally developed at the University of Michigan but now owned by OCLC and made available through the OCLC WorldCat service. OAIster is a large union catalogue of several million records of harvested metadata supporting OAI-compliant digital resources and open access repositories.
Now with over 2600 listings, the OpenDOAR directory aims to provide a detailed list of international academic open access institutional and subject-based repositories. OpenDOAR is currently hosted by the University of Nottingham.
The Registry of Open Access Repositories has been established by the University of Southampton to encourage open access by developing an up-to-date registry of open access repositories both in the UK and internationally.
OATD represents in internal index to over 1.6 million open access electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). The OATD is international in scope including over 800 colleges, universities, and research institutions from around the world.