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  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

"Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions." - Peter Suber

Why does Open Access matter to students?  Watch this short video to learn more:



Your Right to Research

The Right to Research Collalition provides students with information and resources for challenging publishers, governments, universities, and researchers to support students’ right to access published research.  With over 7 million members R2R is the largest students organization in North America.  Find out what it's all about here and become a member yourself!

The bottom line

Open access:

  • democratizes research by making it available to everyone
  • advances research by offering quicker access to the newest developments
  • improves the visibility and impact of scholarship by making it easy to find

What you can do:

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