Databases are a great place to start when searching for open access content. The list below highlights some of the most useful databases when looking for open access resources.
Another way to locate open access content is to find out which open access publications are provided by publishers you may use regularly in your discipline. Follow the links below to see the open access resources provided by different publishers.
The below tools have been created to make locating open access versions of resources more straightforward. The plug-ins can be added to your browser, and if you hit a paywall while searching for material, they will alert you if there is an open access version available, before giving you the option to view this open access version. Please note these browser pug-ins are freely available tools that are not supported by the University of Essex Library Services.