Open Access Resources are:
Free to access for everyone (you don't need to be a current student or faculty member to access these resources)
Free from most copyright and licensing restrictions
Why Open Access?
Open Access Resources exist because authors and creators want to make their works freely available to everyone.
For more information on Open Access Resources, take a look at Peter Suber's Open Access Overview.
Many Open Access Resources are maintained by volunteers, so problems such as linking issues may occur. Be sure to fill out the Report a Problem form on Search@UW if you are having trouble accessing an Open Access Resource via Search@UW. You can also search for the resource in Google, as it may be available there.
In Search@UW, you can limit your results to only open access resources. You can do so by clicking on "Open Access" under "Refine My Results" on the left side of the screen after completing a search.
You can also tell if an item is open access in Search@UW by the orange open access icon:
Below are selected resources where you can find Open Access Resources.