Open Access Journals


Where can one find free access electronic library sources? How can we address the difficulties of accessing materials?

Below is a list of websites offering free access to electronic library sources, mostly journals, proving to be one of the many benefits of creative brainstorming at conferences and workshops.

Situating Science thanks Jennifer Morawiecki from Dalhousie University's Research Services for providing such information proceeding the Circulating Knowledge, East and West conference.

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Science Technology and Society at Routledge

Taylor & Francis Group is dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly information, utilising skills and expertise honed since we first began publishing learned journals in 1798.

History of Geo. and Space Sciences open access
By Copernicus Publications: The Innovative Open Access Publisher

The History of Science in Latin America and the Caribbean:

Over 200 digitized primary sources with scholarly notes. HOSLAC produced at University of New Hampshire with funding from National Science Foundation.

ISIS journal free Focus sections.

PhilPapers: Online Research in Philosophy
Free-access philosophy papers, browsable by area.

Social History of Medicine
Free-access papers from this journal.

See other Oxford Free-Access journals          here

SpringerLink: Full-text documents available for download

> East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal

Portal to Free Access Journals. National Commission of Nuclear Energy, Brazil (CBEN) Ministry of Science and Technology. Search in "Find Journals"

Scribd: Free Health Sciences/Medical Journals

Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ)

Social Science Research Network

Knowledge Centre

Open Directory Project

Gateway for Free E-Journals


Canadian Bulletin of Medical History

This site uses Open Journal Systems, which is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License.

Public Knowledge Project

The Public Knowledge Project is dedicated to improving the scholarly and public quality of research. It operates through a partnership among the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, the Simon Fraser University Library, the School of Education at Stanford University, and the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University. The partnership brings together faculty members, librarians, and graduate students dedicated to exploring whether and how new technologies can be used to improve the professional and public value of scholarly research.