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Open Access Resources

Free Online Sources

The online sources on this page do not require a username or password. They are open to everyone, but remember that, even though they are free, you will still need to give credit to the creators. Cite your sources!

Beware! Questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. 

Here is a list of publishers who make materials available that might not be credible. See if the source/article you found on the Internet features on this list or in one of the publications.


Project Gutenberg offers over 54,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, especially older works for which copyright has expired.

Creative Works

Cultural and Educational Media

European Commision

Open Access Resources at the Library of the European Commision

Articles on subjects such as education, economy environment, EU law, and EU integration.

Facts and Figures

Google Newspaper Archive

Free access to scanned archives of newspapers.

Journal Articles

Maps and more

The Natural World

Research Papers

Search Engines

Web Guides