Friday Free Stuff: Directories of Open Access material
10 August 2012
The Directory of Open Access Journals lists over 8000 scholarly journals published under an open access model - you can search or browse by subject. Almost half of the journals are searchable at article level through the DOAJ itself, with well over 800,000 articles.
A newer venture, the Directory of Open Access Books collects links to academic ebooks (so far over 1100) available under open access licenses. You can search or (more usefully, at this early stage) browse by title, subject or publisher. You can then view the book's indexing details and abstract, export a citation to Endnote, and download the full-text.
OpenDOAR is a directory of open access repositories like the UC Research Repository, searchable by organisation or by country. Its search for papers is a bit crude - I'll talk about alternatives another time.