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This research guide provides readers with a basic understanding of Open Access, which is broadly defined as content that is free to access and re-use.
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Introduction to Open Access

What exactly is Open Access and why is it good? Here is a brief explanation from the MLibrary Copyright Office. See the FAQs for more information.

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What is Open Access (OA)?

Benefits of Open Access Publishing

Reasons for Open Access


    "Open Access Explained!," by PhD Comics


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