Open Access can be defined as free, unrestricted online access to scholarly research material. At Goldsmiths, we are using Goldsmiths Research Online (http://research.gold.ac.uk) to deposit research outputs by Goldsmiths academics and PhD researchers.
There are many other resources for locating Open Access material online. Here is a selected list of Open Access research repository and e-book resources.
Creative Commons Search: http://search.creativecommons.org/
OAIster: a catalog of 30 million records built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide. http://www.oclc.org/oaister.en.html
arXiv: 976,730 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. http://arxiv.org/
PubMed Central: Information resource for biomedical and health researchers. http://europepmc.org/
CERN Document Server: Over 1 million documents by European Organization for Nuclear Research. http://cds.cern.ch/
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine: http://www.base-search.net/
Hathi Trust Digital Library: Millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. http://www.hathitrust.org/home
Project Gutenberg: 46,000 free e-books. http://www.gutenberg.org/
Open Library: https://openlibrary.org/
Directory of Open Access Books: http://www.doabooks.org/
Directory of Open Access Journals: http://doaj.org/
Directory of Open Access Repositories: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php
Open Access Theses and Dissertations: http://oatd.org/