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Open Access Resources: Open Access Week 2017

In this guide you will find different ways to access open access materials such as freely available scholarly journal articles as well as freely available e-books.

Open Access Week 2017

Open Access Week will be held from October 23 - 29, 2017. 

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the scholarly community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

This year's “Open in order to...” theme will move beyond the theoretical concepts of openness by focusing on the concrete benefits of making research openly available. 

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Open Access Week Events

Increase the Impact of Your Research and Share Your Work by Retaining Your Rights

October 24, 11 am – 12 pm, Thomas Cooper Library Room 412 (Level 4)

Register to attend:

Did you know that when you publish in traditional journals, you are typically required to transfer your copyright to the publisher? The publisher then decides how you may share your research with colleagues, students, and others. Join us to learn how to scrutinize publication agreements, negotiate your rights to make your research more widely available, and find publishers with unrestrictive copyright policies.

Faculty Panel: Open in Order to...

October 26, 11 am - 12 pm, Thomas Cooper Library Scholar's Corner (Main floor)

Please join us for a panel discussion of USC faculty on open research. Each panelist will discuss the tangible benefits and potential pitfalls of making their research openly available or using open works in the classroom. No registration is necessary.


Steven Rodney, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Lisa Bailey, Darla Moore School of Business

Patrick Scott, Department of English Language and Literature

Susan R. Rathbun-Grubb, School of Library and Information Science

Visit the Library

Visit Thomas Cooper Library during the month of October to view our Open Access display. Open Access handouts will be available from October 23 - 29, 2017.


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