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Open Access

Open Access databases


Deakin's A-Z Databases can be filtered to show only open access databases.

Deakin Research Online (DRO) is Deakin's research repository. It hosts both open access versions and citation-only records of publications by Deakin researchers.


The Directory of Open Access Journals provides details of OA journals and their policies. Many OA journals are also indexed in DOAJ, which can be searched for articles.


The Directory of Open Access Books is a database of books and book chapters that are OA.



Unpaywall is a database of open access research. Use the search box below to look up a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) to see if an OA version is available.



The Unpaywall browser extension searches for OA versions of journal articles when you encounter paywalls on journal websites or databases.

Alternatives to Unpaywall include Open Access Button and Kopernio.