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Visiting Scholars

A guide to USF Libraries resources and services for Visiting Scholars to the University of South Florida

Finding Open Access Materials

Using Open Access Materials

Access to USF Libraries electronic resources are limited only current students, faculty, researchers, and staff.  Once you leave USF, you will no longer be able to access many these materials, but you will be able to access and use open access publications.  Open Access materials are research that is distributed online, free of charge.  


Open Access Journal Databases

Browser Plugins

Additionally, there are browser plugins that can let you know if there is an open access version of an article available.

Selected USF Libraries Databases with Open Access Content

These are primary databases subscribed to by the USF Libraries that also provide a mixture of Open Access (OA), Hybrid, and other materials.

USF Libraries Open Access Journals

The Digital Commons @ University South Florida repository hosts several open access scholarly journals supported by the USF Libraries.  To browse these journals, visit