"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."
From Peter Suber's Very brief introduction to Open Access.
Learn more : Open Access and Scholarly Publishing
Boston College is a member of HathiTrust, a repository of millions of full text books and other materials. Download them by authenticating with your BC username and password.
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RePec (Research Papers in Economics)
Research papers in economics and related science. Works in accounting, finance and other related areas.
Search by subject area business & economics. There are 156 repositories in this category.
Browse e-scholarship at BC. Can search specifically for Carroll School of Management contributions.
These databases allow you to search specifically for OA dissertations and theses:
There is a large body of open access data avaialbe both nationally and internationally. With new mandates to share data growing around the world and supported by libraries and other research organizations these resources will continue to expand at rapid rate. See some of the main open access data resources and visualization tools below.