23 October 2015

Open Access Week: Tips for Finding OA Materials, Pt. 2

Yesterday's post focused on finding eprints of specific articles in traditionally published journals ("green OA"). Usually, this entails conducting a search by the title of the article.

However, the reality for most researchers is that they are not searching for specific titles, but rather for certain subjects and keywords.  Here are some resources that can help you locate scholarly journal articles via topical searches.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) [access]
- Search for both OA journals and the articles that appear in those journals; multidisciplinary.

Free Full-Text Online Law Review/Journal Search (ABA) [access]
- Search both online law reviews and legal repositories.

HighWire (Stanford Univ.) [access]
- While the search engine for this database does not allow users to limit their results to just free full-text or OA materials, freely available items are clearly marked in the results list; multidisciplinary with an emphasis on science.

International Legal Scholarship Library (WorldLII) [access]
- Search the full-text contents of law reviews from around the world.

Law Review Commons [access]
- Allows you to search the contents of OA law reviews, most of which are based in the U.S.

Pubmed (National Center for Biotechnology Information) [access]
- Conduct a search of this biomedical literature database, then limit the results to "free full-text."

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