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Freely Accessible Resources

Freely Accessible Resources

This page contains freely accessible scholarly resources - these resources can be accessed without subscription or a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs account.

Open Access Journals

Open Access Journals are available online, without subscription, and with limited copyright and licensing restrictions. The purpose of Open Access is to make research available.

Undergraduate Research Journal (UCCS)

Directories of Journals - Interdisciplinary

Directory of Open Access Journals

HighWire Press (Stanford University)

Free E-journals (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)


Public Library of Science

BioMed Central

Eprints: Quick Guide to Open-Access Archives in Science, Technology & Medicine (Library of Congress)

Free Full-Text Journals in Chemistry

Open Science Directory


Science Alert

Open Access Repositories

Open Access Repositories are freely available collections of information that may include peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, theses, working papers, research data and multimedia files.

Directories of Repositories - Interdisciplinary

The Directory of Open Access Repositories - OpenDOAR

Registry of Open Access Repositories - ROAR

Links to Open Access Repositories (University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College)

OAIster (University of Michigan)

Digital Repositories

Collections of works available in the public domain by expiration of copyright or permission of the copyright holder.

University of Colorado Digital Library

Alliance Digital Repository (Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries)

Digital Collections at CSU Libraries (Colorado State Universities)

Internet Archive

Electronic Text Repositories

Project Gutenberg

The Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania)


Alex: Catalogue of Electronic Texts

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Scritable (Nature Education)


Top 40 Fulltext Newspaper Titles (Library of Congress)
Links to current and historical newspapers.


Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection 1859-1880
This database will include full text indexing of articles, graphics, letters to the editor, and advertising for 44 of Colorado historical newspapers covering the dates from 1859 to 1880.

Pikes Peak Newsfinder 1990-
Pikes Peak NewsFinder contains citations and some full-text to local news articles and obituaries from the Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper. Wire stories (e.g. AP or Reuters), syndicated columns, editorials, letters to the editor, reviews, births, weddings and anniversaries are not indexed. This project is sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District.

Silver & Gold Record
Serving the University of Colorado's Faculty and Staff.

The Scribe (UCCS)


Freely available resources identified as useful by the Librarians of UCCS.
A collection of poetry and literature reference works.

Colorado State Documents Index
Searches the Colorado State Publications Library.

Documents in the News
Identifies issues about government making news headlines and web sources with additional information. Compiled by the Documents Center at the University of Michigan Library.

ERIC U.S. Dept of Education
This non-commercial version of ERIC is open access. Digitized documents are added to the database on a regular basis. One may search by the ERIC number.

Homeland Security Digital Library U.S. Dept of Homeland Security
Provides quick access to literature on homeland security including important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources such as theses and reports from various universities, organizations and local and state agencies.

Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information (Department of Energy)
Contains full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics of interest related to DOE's mission. 1991-Present

ISN: International Relations & Security Network
An international perspective database containing grey literature of all types, daily briefings, a monthly summary, primary source material, books, and many journals.

NCJRS Abstracts Database National Criminal Justice Reference Service
A free database containing summaries of the more than 195,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection.

Pilots Database
An index to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. Contains bibliographic information, description of content, and summary.

THOMAS Library of Congress
A free database that searches bills and resolutions, public laws, congressional records and other activities in congress. Coverage varies.