Open Access Resources for Students

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Canadian Resources



Other Resources


  • Students for Free CultureAn international chapter-based student organization that promotes the public interest in intellectual property
    and information & communications technology policy.


  • The Right to Research Coalition (R2RC ): Representing over 7 million students, the Right to Research Coalition is an international alliance student organizations that promotes Open Access.  / Brief R2RC flyer ( PDF ) / R2RC Open Publishing Guide for Students  ( PDF )
  • R2RC Right to Research Brochure ( PDF ) This guide is a tool for engaging students on campus. It outlines the problem of access; introduces the principle of Open Access; indicates how Open Access can make life as a student easier, advance research, widen access to those who need it, and increase visibility for student scholars; and offers ways to support OA.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

  OER Commons provides free to use learning and teaching content from around the world.

  Open Courses aggregates hundreds of free online courses from the world’s leading universities in one platform. 

  MERLOT Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching