I would like to find a search engine over open access materials of all kinds, but specifically from scholarly publishers.

So to be clear, it could be a specialised encyclopedia or encyclopedia article, or a journal article, or a book or book chapter, but it would essentially be a search over everything that a serious academic publisher has declared “open access”.

How could I do this?

  • Related: academia.stackexchange.com/q/5145/17254
    – Anyon
    Nov 15, 2021 at 20:47
  • Seems pretty unlikely, other than Google.
    – Buffy
    Nov 15, 2021 at 20:48
  • @Buffy, recently, Google Scholar seems to try to figure out if a paper is open access or not, at least in my profile a separate tab has appeared telling visitors how many of my papers are freely accessible. However, the data is so grossly incorrect/incomplete that it cannot be relied upon at the moment. So, at least for academic publications, Google apparently does not help much. Nov 15, 2021 at 21:05
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    Have you talked with your local, friendly, research librarian?
    – Jon Custer
    Nov 15, 2021 at 22:36
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    everything that a serious academic publisher has declared “open access”. -> even if there was such a single search portal, this condition would be extremely hard to satisfy: who would decide whether a publisher is serious or not?. Additionally this would exclude all the open-access repositories like arxiv.
    – Erwan
    Nov 15, 2021 at 23:49


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