Communications in Information Literacy homepage, where a username and password is required to access their articles, but it is still free.
Anyone can find and use open-access (OA) journals. To browse and search OA journals, take a look at the Directory of Open Access Journals, which is also known as the DOAJ. Take a look at Mallikarjun Dora's post on the "Growth of DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)." The post includes a useful graph to visualize the increase in the number of journals available with open access research articles.
Even more open-access articles can be found on the following sites:
- Hindawi Publishing: a rapidly growing publisher with more than 200 open-access journals
- PLoS ONE: the world's largest journal.
Most of the information I gathered came from Peter Suber's "Overview of Open Access." Find definitions and learn the differences between Gratis OA and Libre OA. It is really quite a useful site if you want to understand more about OA, copyright, Creative Commons, etc.
Other useful sites on the topic include, though certainly are not limited to:
- Open Access Week
- SPARC: Scholarly Publishers and Academic Resources Coalition
- SPARC Newsletter
- Education Podcasts on OA
- Vimeo's Open Access Videos