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Find Open Access Academic Journal Articles
DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals
Over 2,800 free e-journals covering all subjects.
CORE (COnnecting REpositories) offers seamless access to millions of open access research papers by aggregating all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide.
In addition to open access articles, you can register https://about.jstor.org/get-jstor/ and read up to six free articles a month
OpenDOAR is a directory of academic open access repositories relevant to research.
Crossref is a multidisciplinary scholarly communication resource. It aims to make research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess, as an official Digital Object Identifier Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation
Digital Commons Nerwork
The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.
Google Scholar provides a fast and simple way to search for scholarly literature, including journal articles, books and theses.
You will need to set up the Library Link
(Menu > Settings > Library links) in order to do that.
Nearly 90% of all scientific articles published in English can be found through Google Scholar. It covers every discipline; though some disciplines such as humanities are underrepresented . Google Scholar links to major publishers and repositories. Nevertheless, some webpages are not indexed.
Its ranking system focuses more on quantity- i.e. on a citation count and the number of papers an author published. Its citation count is also susceptible to manipulation. Spammers can increase the number of citation a paper can get. There are journals that Google Scholar search engine cannot access. There are instances when it indexes predatory journals. This emanates from its approach to index as many journals as possible. This undermines its quality. Filtering options in Google Scholar are limited, so it is not easy to search within a discipline or a journal article
When you are working off-campus, you need to set up the Library Link (Menu > Settings > Library links) to see links to full-text items.
There's more information on how to use Google Scholar on our guide.
Add the Unpaywall app to Chrome. Search for content that you can use legally. Sources include repositories run by universities, governments, and scholarly societies, as well as open content hosted by publishers.
Subject Specific Open Access Journal Collections
Open access archive for Computer Science hosted by Cornell University.
The Open Access Library offers free scientific publications with the aim of connecting science with society.
PubMed Central is the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of over 200 freely available biomedical and life sciences journals.
Open Access Science Journals encouraging citizen engagement in research and development activities. A member of Crossref