Open Access Databases
SBU Libraries growing selection of Open Access research databases, including ArXiv, PubMed Central Open Access, and more.
Copyright, Fair Use, and the Creative Commons
Assists students, faculty, and staff in understanding copyright, Fair Use, the Creative Commons and related rights issues.
Copyright Friendly Resources
Discover Creative Commons-licensed works, and works in the Public Domain.
NIH Public Access Policy
A Guide to the NIH Public Access Policy.
Open Access Directory
Find an abundance of information about open access.
Open Access Week
This international advocacy event for open access publishing is held in October every year.
Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Learn about negotiating to keep copyright of academic works, publishing open access journals, and more.
Directory of Open Access Books
Discover open access books in all subjects & languages.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Find open access journals in all subjects & languages.
Learn more about Creative Commons Licenses, which allow a “some rights reserved” approach to copyright—within which content can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law.
Find out what permissions different journal publishers grant their authors.