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Freely Available and Open Access Resources

Resources for alumni, local community, and members of the general public.


Please use this guide as a starting place to find freely available (i.e., open access or OA) resources.

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Image from: American Libraries Magazine (article)

You do not have to be affiliated with a college/university, start an individual subscription, pay out-of-pocket for an article or book, etc. OA resources are digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Explore this guide to find and access general and subject-specific resources for your needs.

To learn more about how to publish and contribute to OA literature at UCLA (and beyond), please read below.

UC & Open Access