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Systematic Reviews & Other Review Types

This guide will help you get started with your next systematic review, scoping review, or other review types.

Introduction

Open Access Health Information is not stored in one massive location.  You must search utilizing a combination of sources to locate open access articles, books, and more!  

*All of the material available through these websites is free to read.  However, not all of the material can be reused.  Please check individual licenses for exact reuse guidelines.  

OA Catalogs

OA Search Engines

Open Data Sharing

PrePrints /OA Self-Archived Directories

OA Repositories/Repository Directories

Open Access at Temple University

Publishing in an OA journal? Quick Tips

  • Trust your instincts
  • Look at the quality of the articles published in the journal
  • Check to see if the journal is indexed in PubMed and included in DOAJ
  • Think. Check. Submit.
  • Spam emails or calls may = scam alert (Dear esteemed scholar…)
  • Google the journal to find out what others are saying.
  • Don’t be too trusting! Don’t be afraid to validate affiliations, editorial board, and impact factors.
  • When in doubt contact the library to check for you.

Databases

Clinical Trials

OA Books

OA Journal Publishers

OA Directories