Open access refers to books, images, data, video, and other information that is freely available for viewing or use.
Open Educational Resources (OERs) such as textbooks are often described by the five "R's", giving users the rights to Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, and Redistribute content.
This guide contains links and information to help you find open access materials. It also contains links to various organizations that advocate or study the impact of open access resources.
If you have questions about open access resources or would like assistance finding and using them, you can contact a librarian. See the Alverno Library Information box for details.
This box contains links to open access journals on a wide array of topics. It also contains links to some notable open access historical digital collections. You can search these to find manuscripts, images, interviews, maps, and more.
Browse the links below to find books and various textbooks on a wide array of topics. Some of the available textbooks are licensed to be freely edited or updated for use in classes.
This box contains links to various organizations that advocate for the use of open access resources.