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The Open University provides free public access to a number of educational and research sources and materials.

Open Research Online

Open Research Online is an open access repository of the Open University’s peer-reviewed published research outputs. The repository serves the dual purpose of recording the University’s research activity and, where possible, making the full text of the research publicly available.

Open Research Online is included in OpenDOAR, the authoritative worldwide directory of academic open access repositories.

CORE (COnnecting REpositories)

CORE facilitates free access to scholarly publications distributed across many systems. It offers four applications:

  • CORE portal  -  search and navigate scientific publications aggregated from a wide range of Open Access Repositories (OARs).
  • CORE mobile -  an Android application for searching and download open access articles.
  • CORE plugin - allows Open Access repositories to search for related scientific publications.
  • CORE API - enables external systems and services to interact with the CORE repository.
  • Repository analytics - a tool for monitoring the ingestion of metadata and content from repositories and provides a wide range of statistics.


OpenLearn gives free access to a collection of the Open University's module materials.

Other Open Access resources

These sites give access to freely available research or provide further information about the Open Access movement:

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