Open Access Collections

Open Access University of Windsor with Windsor logo and Ambassador Bridge in the background

Are you interested in accessing publications and collections from the University of Windsor and around the world but aren't a student, staff, or faculty member from the university? Then check out our open access collections which are freely available to anyone around the world online.

Open Access: University of Windsor

Open Access Journals & Books
Several prominent academic journals and books from the University of Windsor are available open access through with the support of the Leddy Library. The Windsor Studies in Argumentation book series is a new addition.

Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive
The Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive is a multi-faceted resource hosted by the Leddy Library at the University of Windsor. It is dedicated to assisting faculty, students, and other researchers in their exploration of southwestern Ontario history and culture.


Scholarship at UWindsor Institutional Repository
Scholarship at UWindsor showcases and preserves publications from across our campus from faculty members, academic conferences and events, graduate theses and dissertations, student publications, and unique local collections. The vast majority of the content is freely available open access, bringing research from Windsor to our community and the world. 


Global Open Access

Open access is a global movement that involves contributions from universities and institutions from around the world. To take advantage of some of the free and high quality work from around the world check out the links below.

  • PubMed open access subset:
    PubMed Central's open access research collection. OA to many publications funded by government agencies.
  • Digital Commons Network: 
    OA to research from over 400 universities around the world.
  • The Directory of Open Access Repositories
    OpenDOAR brings together open access repositories from prominent institutions from around the world. It can help you find high impact research articles that are available for free to everyone.
  • The Directory of Open Access Books
    This directory brings together open access books from around the world.
  • The Directory of Open Access Journals
    DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Internet Archive
    Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.
  • is a project that crowd funds to pay to make books freely available to everyone around the world.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. Most works are available for free because their copyrights have expired.
  • LGBTQ Open Access
    From Harrington Park Press. Links to selective new & recent OA (free) peer-review articles & scholarly publications.