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Open Educational Resources & Library Materials: Journals/Articles

A guide to finding open access and licensed library material for use in courses

Journals A-Z

 Use this tool when you have an article citation from another book or article and want to find out if the library has the journal the article is in.

JSTOR Classroom Readings

Open Access Journals

BioMed Central (

  • Open access publisher of biological and medical journals.

Directory of Open Access Journals (

  • Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

HighWire Free Online Full-text Articles (

  • Index of openly available journals from a variety of academic publishing websites.


  • PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a non-profit publisher and advocacy organization. Its seven peer-reviewed science journals are openly available.

Wiley Open Access (

  • Openly available journals across biological, chemical and health sciences.