"Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment." - SPARC
Benefits of Open Access -
Here are some tools that will help build a sustainable Open Access environment while getting you articles at point of need:
A preprint is a version of a scholarly or scientific paper that precedes publication in a peer-reviewed scholarly or scientific journal. It allows authors to make their findings immediately and freely available to the community. Below is a list of current preprint repositories:
Search for open data set repositories:
How "Open" Is The Journal? Use the below chart to find out where your preferred journal sits on the spectrum.