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Guide to open access resources for art history: What is Open Access?

Reseachers will find directories and links to open access materials including books, journals, websites and images for the study of art history.

What is Open Access?

Open access (OA) refers to freely available, digital, online information. Open access scholarly literature is free of charge and often carries less restrictive copyright and licensing barriers than traditionally published works, for both the users and the authors. 

While OA is a newer form of scholarly publishing, many OA journals comply with well-established peer-review processes and maintain high publishing standards.