DU Libraries' Support of Open Access and Open Educational Resources

Open Access (OA) and Open Educational Resource (OER) materials are freely available research, teaching, and learning materials that anyone can access online. Through the use and creation of OA and OER materials, we're able to share knowledge more equitably. DU Libraries advocates for OA publishing, as well as the creation and use of OERs.

Digital Commons @ DU and Freely Available Resources

Digital Commons @ DU, our Institutional Repository (IR), brings together research and scholarly output selected and deposited by departments and centers on campus. The aim is to preserve and provide access to that research and scholarly output. The IR is a great vehicle for:

  • Working papers
  • Copies of published articles
  • Conference papers
  • Presentations
  • Senior theses
  • Other works not published elsewhere

You'll also find the hundreds of freely available resources in our A–Z Databases list.