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Support for Researchers at the University of Derby

Open Access



An increasing number of scholarly materials (books, journals, conference papers) are being made freely available online as Open Access materials. These materials have been peer reviewed, quality checked and the full text is available online.

The following links give access to some of the key Open Access resources. The lists are by no means exhaustive but give an indication of the range of material available on open access. If you are a member of staff and would like any of these adding to your module reading lists, then please contact your academic librarian. If there are any other Open Access resources that you would like adding to the list, please contact Holly Limbert (in the absence of Emma Butler). 



General multidisiplinary resources

Books and mongraphs


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



Subject specific resources

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