OAPEN : Online library and publication platform

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Open access academic books covering a variety of subjects.
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OAPEN : Accessibility
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The Netherlands-based OAPEN Foundation supports open access, peer-reviewed books.

Content can be searched with the basic keyword search function on the front page and results pages. You can also browse by subject (over one thousand subject terms), by publisher (hundreds listed), by language (several dozen), or over a dozen specific collections. Results lists can be filtered by these browseable categories as well as date issued, publication type, license, or additional advanced filter searches.

The OAPEN Library launched in 2010 and the newest platform was made available in 2020. Laurier Library "added" it to our collection in 2022. Some of the title available on this platform are discoverable in Omni and the platform itself is also available in Omni.

Subjects covered:
  • Digital Media and Journalism
  • Education
  • Government Information
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
Alternate titles:
Open Access Publishing in European Networks