Queen’s University Belfast is committed to supporting open access (OA) for the purposes of preservation, increased dissemination and potential increased impact of research.
The purpose of this guide is provide Queen’s Staff and Students with a list of resources that can provide access to freely available, scholarly papers across multi-disciplines.
Queen's Research Portal : The University’s Institutional Repository has thousands of Queen’s publications available to read and download.
CORE: largest aggregator of open access research papers in the world.
CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public.
OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories.
OpenDOAR is a quality-assured global directory of academic open access repositories. It enables the identification, browsing and search for repositories, based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held.
Open Access Button: you can use this service to access free and legal research articles.
The Open Access Button does not use content from ResearchGate or Academia.edu.
UnPaywall: A browser extension that provides access to an open database with over 20 million free scholarly articles