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STL Law Library 法律图书馆: Open Access Textbooks/Books in Law

What is Open Access

“Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.”

Peter Suber, A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access

Open access is when academic research is made freely available for anyone to read and re-use. Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. 

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HIGHLIGHTS (We picked some titles with links from OA websites, they will be updated on a regular basis.)

Free Sources of Open Access

Downloadable materials (including textbooks and scholarly books)