What is Open Access?
Open access is the term for scholarly materials that are freely available. A number of publishing strategies may be employed to support these works, but all open access materials share the quality of being freely accessible to all, rather than requiring a paid subscription. Open access materials can be accessed by scholars and interested laypeople across the globe. This overview by Peter Suber provides more details.
What is this Guide?
This guide contains links to open access resources of all kinds. Materials considered include full-text digitizations of printed materials; open access journals on topics of religion and theology; scholarly blogs that cover open access religion resources and issues; and freely available born-digital resources for the study of religion and theology.
Do you have suggestions for resources to include?
If you know of additional resources that should be included, please email Tracy Powell Iwaskow with a link and brief information about the resource.
Discussions of open access resources in religion and theology
Searching for Open Access Materials
In addition to the links contained in this guide, you can use the tools below to locate more open access resources on your topic or by a particular author.