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  • What Is Open Access?


    Open access (OA) means making research publications freely available, benefiting anyone from reading and using the research. Open Access initiatives seek to remove barriers such as "paywalls" and make free research articles and other works easy to find and read.

    Open access is part of a wider ‘open’ movement to encourage the free exchange of knowledge and resources to widen access and encourage creativity (Fox Valley Technical Resources).

    Open Access Resources


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    Atlases


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    Interactive Open Access Resources


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    What Are Open Educational Resources?


    Open Educational Resources (OER) include promoting high-quality textbooks that are free to students and reducing the pay barrier. The ideal is to allow others to "retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute" without needing permission if the work is attributed to the copyright owner, giving credit where it is due (Fox Valley Technical Resources).

    Textbooks & Study Books


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