Free access to Alexander St Press resources throughout August

Alexander Street Press have opened up access to many of their online resources for the whole of August. You can see and access the collections available for American Studies at Between them, the collections cover a wide range of subjects and formats, including audio-visual material, letters, diaries, newspapers, magazines, comics and drama.

Many of these collections are on our (extensive) e-resources wishlist. If you have comments or feedback, or would like to suggest that we consider any for purchase, please do email

If you are prompted for a username or password when trying to access any of the resources, please email to receive it.

WISER: Open Access Oxford – What’s happening (14 August, 2pm)

Are you in receipt of a grant from one of the UK Research Councils or involved in supporting researchers in receipt of such grants? If so, you will need to ensure that articles and conference papers arising from the research are made available on an Open Access basis. Need to know more?  Bodleian Libraries will be running a briefing on open access for research publications and Oxford’s position on Wednesday 14 August 14.00-15.00

We will be covering: 

  • What is open access?
  • Gold and Green routes to Open Access
  • How to find out your funder’s requirements and what your publisher will allow
  • How to deposit in ORA or claim for APCS
  • Where to get more help.

The session will take place at the Radcliffe Science Library (though will be relevant to all disciplines). Please be sure to book your place online at