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Open Access Resources: Welcome!

Library Staff Member

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Carol L. Bowers
Allen University
1530 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Joseph Simeon Flipper Library


This guide is intended to help students learn about Open Access Resources.  Open Access refers to resources that are freely available for viewing and/or use. These resources include scholarly research articles, graduate dissertations, books and databases. Throughout this guide you will learn ways to discover and gain access to Open Access materials

Use the contents of this guide to navigate this research guide. If you have questions or need any help, please contact Ms. Bowers, the Open Access Liaison Librarian, by email at or by phone at 376-5748.

Reach Out To a Library Staff Member!

Don't hesitate to ask if you need help!  Whether you're trying to narrow down your topic, you're having trouble searching through an electronic database, or you're looking for one specific thing, just contact Ms. Law. 

She can be reached by email at, by phone 376-5748, or the J.S. Flipper’s Library.  For more information about library resources and help, visit the Research Guides Library's website.

Allen University - J.S . Flipper Library Hours:

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Summer and Holiday hours may vary


Hours vary during breaks and intersession. For all Library hours, visit the J.S. Flipper's Library hours website.