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Bentham Open Access

Are you fascinated by fascia? Might you find silica scintillating? Look no further gentle reader as Bentham Open Access can provide information about these topics. Bentham Publishers recently launched over 200 peer-reviewed open access journals, and visitors should feel free to browse around at their leisure. Visitors can browse titles by discipline, and everything from agriculture to virology...
FOSTER Open Science Toolkit

FOSTER Plus, a two-year EU-funded project focused on supporting and contributing to a cultural shift towards open science in the European research community, has developed a collection of ten free online courses to "answer some of the most common questions you might have about putting open science into practice." Each course centers on a different aspect of open science, which FOSTER notes...

The Frontiers website is an "open-access publisher of scholarly articles", with the goal of pioneering the "approach to the world of academia, radically improving the way scholarly research is managed." Although it originally started in 2007 by only covering neuroscience, visitors will find that it now includes "Science", "Medicine", and "Technology", and the many branches within those...
Google Scholar

For scholars young and old, Google Scholar is a great way to find key academic resources from all over the world. The homepage features a basic search engine, along with the ability to look through millions of patents and legal documents. Visitors can use the My Citations area to craft their own set of resources and they are also welcome to use the Metrics area for rigorous data. The advanced...
New Prairie Press

The New Prairie Press (NPP) was founded at the Kansas State University Libraries in 2007. Created as an open access publishing venture, they focus their work on journals in the humanities, social sciences, and arts. Currently, they publish several journals that include The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication and the Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy. They...
Open Humanities Press

As more and more journals elect to move to an open-source model, it is delightful to learn about the existence of the Open Humanities Press (OHP). Their mission is "to make leading works of contemporary critical thought freely available worldwide." First-time visitors will want to look over the "About OHP" section before delving into the rest of the site. Afterwards, they should feel free to look...
School of Open

The School of Open offers free online courses, face-to-face workshops, and training programs on topics that loosely gather around the subject of openness - in education, research, and science. Typical topics include Creative Commons licenses (what they are and how to use them), open educational resources, and how to utilize and share creative works. Interested readers can register for Facilitated...