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Open Access in Depth: Books

This is a guide for issues surrounding the open access movement. It also includes links to open access resources, projects and repositories.

HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

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The Directory of Open Access Books is a searchable database of freely available peer-reviewed academic books.

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Open Access Bibliography

Books in Myrin Library

OA Book Presses

An imprint of the University of Michigan Press dedicated to publishing work in new media studies and digital humanities.  Titles may also be purchased in print or e-book format.

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An international, scholar-led publishing initiative in the humanities.

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An international non-profit foundation dedicated to open access publishing of academic books in the humanities and social sciences.

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Lever Press publishes peer-reviewed, open access, born digital scholarly monographs and is supported by a group of 50 liberal arts institutions, including Ursinus.

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a searchable database of digitized books that are no longer under U.S. copyright restrictions.

Google Books

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