OpenDoar: A Directory of Open Access Repositories


OpenDOAR is a very useful research tool which provides a comprehensive list of open access research archives. The directory is global in scope and includes both institutional and subject-specific archives. Irish institutions represented in the directory include TCD, DIT, DCU and Maynooth.

You can use OpenDOAR to identify archives related to your research area, whether it’s music or education. Users can also directly access full-text research material (articles and theses) using the Search Contents feature.

While written research forms the bulk of the content, OpenDOAR also includes archives of images, sound files and data-sets.