Discovery of Scholarly Open Access Content: Home

Looking for access to scholarship without having to sign in? This guide provides pathways to finding scholarly open access content and highlights major initiatives with digital humanities and open scholarship


This guide is meant to help Alumni, Community Members, Students, and Faculty gain access to scholarly content without having to spend extra money to do so.

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Scholarly Content Landscape

Big Deal Cancellation Tracking from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

Changing publishing ecologies: A landscape study of new university presses and academic-led publishing by Janneke Adema and Graham Stone

Four Year Agreement Between Elsevier and French Research

The Garden of a New Agreement by Eva Tonnessen from Krono

GLOALL: Global Alliance of Open Access Scholarly Communication Platforms

Open Statement Why UC Cut Ties with Elsevier

The STM Report: An Overview of Scientific and Scholarly Publishing

Transformative Agreements: a Primer by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Turning Point for Scholarly Publishing by Lindsay Ellis from The Chronicle of Higher Education

University Journals Portal Development

Whose Knowledge?:  a global campaign to center the knowledge from marginalized communities on the internet

Credits and Contacts

This guide is created by the digital scholarship and scholarly communication committee at Portland State University Library. We have referenced many other guides in developing and assembling this resource. Please contact Jill Emery, Collection Development & Management Librarian with any technical problems or content concerns.