Open Access Resources

Below is a list of resources containing links to eBooks, eTextbooks and journal articles that were published Open Access and are freely available for use online.

The resources can be accessed via LibrarySearch. The platforms or tools can be accessed via the links provided and aggregate or search millions of Open Access scholarly publications.

Open Access Resources - Accessible via LibrarySearch

Directory of Open Access Books

A searchable directory of open access academic, peer reviewed books.

Directory of Open Access Journals 

Online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Open Book Publishers

The biggest independent open access academic publisher of monographs in the UK and amongst the leaders in the English-speaking world


Open textbook project from Rice University

Project Gutenberg

A library of over 60,000 free eBooks, with a focus on classic literature and older works out of copyright.

Open Access Platforms and Search Tools – Accessible directly from links provided below.


A search engine providing access to more than 150 million academic web resources, including journal articles, preprints, digital collections, images, videos and research data.


CORE is a non-profit service delivered by the Open University and Jisc which provides access to the largest collection of Open Access research papers in the world.


The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences

Open Textbooks Hub on OER Commons

Links to many different open textbook sites around the world in many disciplines.


Unpaywall is a free plugin for Chrome and Firefox that will search for an Open Access version of a paywalled publication.