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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

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. 



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:


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.

  • Unpaywall
    Unpaywall connects users with a database of over 26,449,939 free, open access scholarly articles with a tool that runs in Firefox and Chrome. When you are online and find a paywalled paper (work that requires money to read), unpaywall will check to see if there's a free copy in their database. If there is, you will see a green icon on your screen... just click the icon, and read!
  • The Directory of Open Access Journals
    DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
  • PubMed open access subset:
    PubMed Central's open access research collection. OA to many publications funded by government agencies.
  • The Directory of Open Access Books
    This directory brings together open access books from 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.