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Open Access: How to find Open Access materials

This LibGuide introduces the basics of Open Access (OA), the benefits of OA, OA at the Nazarbayev University, and what you can do to promote OA.

 The following sites contain works covered by open content licenses:

  • NU Repository is an institutional electronic archive for long term storage, accumulation and provision of long-term and reliable open access to scientific research results and intellectual products of the academic community of Nazarbayev University associated with them.
  • CC Mixter hosts a collection of music covered by the Creative Commons license. You can download and sample, remix and then share the results with "anyone, anywhere, anytime".
  • Flickr allows its users to offer their work under a Creative Commons license. You can browse or search through the Flickr photographs under each type of license.
  • Open Photo has a variety of stock photos that are licensed for free commercial and non-commercial use.
  • Open Access Button is a browser bookmarklet which registers when people hit a paywall to an academic article and cannot access.
  • Pexels collects photos that can be used for free.
  • Freesound is a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps and etc. released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. 

Also, we have other LibGuides that will help you find Open Resources.

 The following sites contain works covered by open content licenses:

  • NU Repository is an institutional electronic archive for long term storage, accumulation and provision of long-term and reliable open access to scientific research results and intellectual products of the academic community of Nazarbayev University associated with them.
  • CC Mixter hosts a collection of music covered by the Creative Commons license. You can download and sample, remix and then share the results with "anyone, anywhere, anytime".
  • Flickr allows its users to offer their work under a Creative Commons license. You can browse or search through the Flickr photographs under each type of license.
  • Open Photo has a variety of stock photos that are licensed for free commercial and non-commercial use.
  • Open Access Button is a browser bookmarklet which registers when people hit a paywall to an academic article and cannot access.
  • Pexels collects photos that can be used for free.

If you've run into a paywall and can't access the article you need, there are many resources available to you. 

Try our Search Bar below, powered by the Open Access Button. This tool also provides a browser extension for Chrome and a web interface. If the Button can't find your article freely available, it will send a request to the author on your behalf. 

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