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Open Access

this is the archived version of the previous guide

What is Open Access?

"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions."
-- excerpt from Peter Suber's Open Access Overview

Scholarly Communication Research Guide

The UCF Libraries' Scholarly Communication Research Guide provides additional information and resources.

Creative Commons

"Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright."


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