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Free Research Resources for Rowan Graduates

This guide will help you understand what scholarly research resources you will have available to you after graduating from Rowan University.

Open Access Scholarship

Looking for scholarly information? Open Access describes journals and databases that are free and of scholarly quality, meaning that they are written by experts in their respective fields and often go through the same process of peer review as journal articles in the major academic journals. Find out more about Open Access here.

Recommended Open Access Sites

  • Directory of Open Access Journals: Search for Open Access, free journal articles by accessing every article for free.. Find a list of subject areas here.
  • Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR): OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.
  • Rowan Digital Works,  the digital archive of Rowan University: Search for scholarly information authored by Rowan faculty and students.
  • Digital Commons Network: Search over 3 million scholarly works from over 580 institutions for free
  • INASP: The INASP provides a directory of free and open access online resources. Coverage includes the following disciplines: agriculture, biology & life science, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering & technology, environment, humanities, information & communication technologies, mathematics & statistics, medicine & health sciences, physics, and social sciences.
  • OAIster: OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access digital resources.
  • Search Free Data: Search for free data useful for business entrepreneurs, owners and managers.