Open Access

Open Access Resources

The Open Access publishing movement provides free access to online content.

  • Creative Commons
    Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation that was formed to offer flexible copyright options for publishing creative work electronically over the Internet. It enables authors and artists to share and publish their work, and build upon others' works. Australia is a signatory to this International project.
  • Health Education Assets Library - HEAL

Finding Tools

  • Directory of Open Access Books
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    This is a listing of open access journals that do not charge individuals or institutions for access and use, including downloading, distributing, printing and linking.
  • F1000 Posters
    F1000 Posters is a unique open access repository for posters across biology and medicine.
  • Free Medical Journals
    This site lists free medical journals and the conditions under which publications become available, such as time frame.
  • Free Online Journals at Highwire Press
    This lists journals with full text available freely, and any embargoes on access.
  • OAIster Project   
    When you search in OAIster, you are searching institutional repositories. The goal of the OAIster Project is to create a collection of freely available, previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources.
  • Public Library of Science
    PLoS is a "nonprofit organisation of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource." PLoS publishes its own peer-reviewed, open access journals.
  • PubMed Central
    PMC is the US National Institute of Health's "publicly-accessible, permanent, and searchable electronic archive" and covers life sciences journals.