Open Access Resources can be a great way to provide content to your class without having to worry about copyright regulations or licensing fees. Many publishers now offer Open Access Resources for you to use in the classroom. Browse the subject areas to find a resource that meets your needs.
If you have a suggestion for a resource that you would like to see included on this page please fill in the form below for us to review.
Open Access Collection Policy for the Patrick Power Library
The purpose of the Open Access Collection Policy is to provide selection criteria and local access guidelines for free electronic resources.
General Selection Criteria
Recommendations may be submitted using the form above, or in an email to Allison Watt. Suggested resources may also be sent to members of to the Open Access Collections Committee. Collection Liaisons also may add subject resources to the LibGuide.
Depending on the resource, the Open Access Collections Committee will:
Each catalogued resource or journal added to SFX will be documented on an Excel spreadsheet. The spreadsheet will include the title, URL, source of referral, and date entered to the file.
Examples of catalogued resources and journals:
Other categories of open access resources, such as subject websites, may not be suitable for cataloguing, but will be accessible via the Open Access Subject Resources Libguide.
Ongoing Evaluation and Maintenance
Ongoing evaluation and maintenance of Open Access LibGuides will be carried out by members of the Open Access Collections Committee. Catalogue links and journals listed in SFX will be updated as needed by staff in the Cataloguing & Metadata Department or the Acquisitions Department.