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Open Access (OA) Publishing for Faculty: Finding OA Research Materials

Answers to frequently asked questions about how the Library can support AUC faculty in open access publishing.

How Do I Find Open Access Research Materials?

Open Access Journals

Open Access (OA) journals are now found within almost any database or journal collection. There are also publisher sites that feature OA journals. See the attached list. 

Cambridge Journals (we are part of a new transformative agreement with them)

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

HBCU OER Cultural Collection

Lever Press



Open Access Books (eBooks)

Open Access (OA) books have been a little slower coming than journals but they are now a standard feature of the research landscape. Most major publishers now publish OA books and feature them in their packages and on their web sites. See the attached list for some publishers’ sites that feature them.

Cambridge Open Access Books.  (Note: The default is “Forthcoming” so pick the publication date range you want on the left.)

De Gruyter Open Access Books

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Lever Press

JSTOR Open Access Books

OAPEN (Open Access eBook platform based in Europe)

Project Muse Open Access Books (Note: Click Only content I have access to.)

Taylor & Francis Open Access eBooks 



Open Educational Resources (OER)

The Library is providing faculty access to a tool created by EBSCO called Faculty Select. Faculty members please contact your Library Subject Specialist for more information. 

Faculty Select is a new product from EBSCO, and Woodruff is an early adopter. They will be making enhancements in the future, such as making it accessible via OpenAthens authentication, and adding more libraries of Open Access materials.  One you are in Faculty Select, you can search by Keyword, Title, or Author. You have some options available on the left navigation pane:


If you select eBooks Available for Purchase, our Acquisitions department will get an email with your request.



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