Open Access resources are freely available sources of knowledge (mainly academic in content).
Examples include academic journal articles, books, conference reports and PhDs.
The open access movement's purpose is to increase and encourage sharing of knowledge to help further research.
Don't worry if you find the resources difficult to understand. The information is aimed at university level students. It's there for information if you want to use it. Sometimes it can be useful to simply read the introduction and conclusion to journal articles for example to gain knowledge about a topic. For more information about journal articles go to the journals tab.
Click on the links on the right to look at some of the resources available.
Some public libraries provide free access to scholarly databases for public use.
They contain a wider selection of journal articles than you would find on Google Scholar.
You need to visit the public library to use Access to Research - check if your library provides access