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Cressman Library and Open Access
Many of the library subscription databases will include results with links to open access journals and articles, in addition to what the library subscribes to. This page is intended to be supplemental. You may find it to be especially useful when you have time for browsing.
Open Access Journals
Along with the thousands of journals the Cressman Library subscribes to, many of our databases include indexing, abstracting and full text to peer reviewed open access journals. This page lists databases to open access journals that aren't part of a library subscription. (UPDATE: Links are now included on this LibGuide to library databases that do also provide open access and include a separate page listing those journals).
Note: PubMed also includes links out to journals the library subscribes to. On the article abstract page, follow the full text links in the upper right corner of the page. If the library has access, these links will work. Be sure to access PubMed from the library website or LibGuides, though.
PubMed with Full Text Finder links
(Open Access and subscription)
Follow PubMed with Full Text Finder includes links to journals the library subscribes to. On the article abstract page, follow the full text links in the upper right corner. If the library has access, these links will work. Be sure to access PubMed with Full Text Finder from the library website or LibGuides, though.
PubMed with Full Text Finder links
Look for the (PubMed Outside Tool) Full Text Finder link indicating our access to full text. If the library does not have access to the full text of an article, though, you will be redirected to WorldCat Discovery, the library catalog, to request an Interlibrary Loan.
Humanities: Open Access databases, include:
Sciences: Open Access databases and/or publishers, include:
Open-access journals across all of academia, covering hundreds of specialty areas in Science, Health, Technology, Engineering as well as Humanities and Social Sciences, and is one of the largest and fastest-growing open-access publishers worldwide.
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Open access to BioResearch Open Access, Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, Health Equity, Healthcare Transformation, Journal of Endourology Case Reports, Journal of Pancreatic Cancer, Surgical Infections Case Reports, Systems Medicine, and Transgender Health.
Open Access from Wolters Kluwer. Peer-reviewed articles in over 400 medical society journals in over 40 specialties with a focus on emerging markets. Access Medknow journal articles while searching our Ovid database--select "Journals@Ovid Full Text"
and look for Open Access Results highlighted in the right column.
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) is an academic open-access publisher. MDPI publishes 188 diverse peer-reviewed, scientific, open access, electronic journals.
Nature journals that are open access
This page goes to a listing of Nature Research Open Access journals and provides info for publishing an Open Access article. Use the list to browse, click the journal title. On the journal title page note the databases the journal is indexed in and from there go to the journal website.
Oxford University Press journals that are open access or free
Open Access and Free search limiters are selected in the lower left column.
"PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. Research in published articles is rigorously reported, peer reviewed and immediately available to everyone completely free of restrictions, promoting the widest readership and impact possible."
"The world’s first multidisciplinary Open Access journal, PLOS ONE accepts scientifically rigorous research, regardless of novelty. PLOS ONE’s broad scope provides a platform to publish primary research, including interdisciplinary and replication studies as well as negative results. The journal’s publication criteria are based on high ethical standards and the rigor of the methodology and conclusions reported."
Over 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include
links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites with open access. All others will require subscription access. For Cedar Crest Cressman Library subscriptions look for LinkOut access. PubMed LinkOut with CCC holdings
is now available.
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Your Gateway to U.S. Federal Science. Topics include Biology & Nature, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Environment & Environmental Quality, Natural Resources & Conservation
"SciTechnol is an innovative platform that encourages multidisciplinary, peer reviewed international journals committed to promote research in the fields of science and technology. It encourages scientific research by disseminating the researched outcome in vast areas of pure and applied sciences by offering a hybrid publication model that allows the researchers to publish through open access as well as subscription modes."
Wiley Open Access
To access the journals the library also subscribes to and indexing/abstracting of other Wiley journals, use this link instead: Wiley Online
AAAS The journal Science Advances is entirely open access. Other AAAS journals are available with free registration with access from 1997 to current, but with a 1 yr. embargo.
Royal Society Royal Society Open Science and Open Biology are full open access. Other Royal Society journals are open as of issues that are from 10 years ago with either an approximately 1 year (for biological sciences) or approximately 2 year (for physical sciences) embargo on more current issues.
Sciences: featured open access journal
ScienceDirect Open Access: 2015 - present
Life Sciences: featured open access journal
Life Science Alliance
Life Science Alliance is a global, open-access, editorially independent, and peer-reviewed journal launched by an alliance of EMBO Press, Rockefeller University Press, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Available as of January 2018.
Medicine: featured open access journal from JAMA
Mathematics: Open/Partial Open Access databases, include Project Euclid:
Psychology: featured open access journal from UC Press
Social Sciences: Open Access journals, include:
Brill Open Journals
Brill is a publishing house with over three centuries of scholarly publishing. All journals are hybrid/open access. This page goes to the Brill list of full open access journals.
All Subjects: Open Access, includes: