Open Access Resources

Stony Brook University Libraries has compiled a list of Open Access resources to supplement its database collection. These options offer ways to access openly available materials.

  • ArXiv is an open access archive that is maintained and operated by Cornell University. It provides access to scholarly articles in the following disciplines: physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) is a directory that provides access to openly available peer-reviewed articles. It covers a wide range of disciplines.
  • Google Scholar is a search engine that provides access to full text journal articles, preprints, e-books, and technical reports among other materials. It covers a wide range of disciplines.
  • Open Access Button (OA plug-in and service) offers access to many aggregated repositories, open access journals, among other freely accessible legal sources.
  • OSF Preprints (searches multiple preprint services) provides preprints in an open source environment.  It covers a wide range of disciplines.
  • Pubmed Central is a U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life science journal literature.
  • Unpaywall (OA plug-in and service) offers access to over 25,000,000 scholarly articles from OA journals and repositories.