The library is providing these open access links below as a service to Ancilla’s students and faculty. They provide free access to peer-reviewed science and medical journals. Please remember that open access articles are still copyrighted and the articles still need to be cited in research.
Open Access Resources
- Project Gutenberg: Copyright-free, public domain books on a variety of topics. These books are older materials and as such, will not be suitable for all assignments.
- Librivox: The audiobook equivalent of Project Gutenberg.
- Directory of Open Access Journals: Multidisciplinary–covers all topics!
- HighWire Press, Stanford University: A collection of journal titles with open access articles available. Both science and medical titles available.
- BioMed: Over 200 peer-reviewed science, medical, and technology journals
- Public Library of Science (PLoS): A collection of seven journals: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS ONE (general science and medicine), and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
- PubMed: Articles available courtesy of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
- Social Science Research Network: Will need to set up a free account, but this site contains over 300,000 full-text papers and articles in the field of social sciences, including political science, anthropology and archaeology, sustainability, the humanities, and more.
These videos are a source of free study aids and may not be suitable for use as a research resource for papers or projects. Please discuss the use of any of these sources as possible research resources with your instructor before using them in papers or projects.
- Hawkes TV: Math assistance in video format.
- Hippocampus: A collection of free videos on 13 different subjects.
- Khan Academies: A source of free videos for use as study aids and to assist in understanding key concepts in a variety of subjects.