Answered By: Richard Directo
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2022     Views: 32

Open Access (OA) refers to all electronic resources that are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.

Below is a list of OA resources compiled by the CLR:

  • Internet Archive (IA) is a nonprofit organization started in 1996 with a mission to “provide Universal Access to All Knowledge”. The creators of the Wayback Machine, it began archiving web pages but later on has created a digital library of not only Internet sites but also of other cultural artifacts including images, sounds and texts. They have over 24 million texts and books that are free to download (in public domain), while another 1.5 million are “free-to-lend”. 
  • PHL CHED Connect - An online app that contains higher education course materials in text, media and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning and research purposes.