Directory of Open Access Journals

Open access journals are those journals that do not charge any subscription fees for users. Many are available electronically. Users are free to access, download and print articles for free.

The Directory of Open Access Journals contains links to almost 3000 free scholarly online journals in all disciplines. Every journal in the Directory employs an editorial board or a peer-review system to control the quality of its contents. Users can access journals as soon as they are placed in the Directory – no delay of a month or more like many subscription-based journals. One can browse journals by discipline or search for articles on specific topics.

The Directory of Open Access Journals is available in the A-Z List of Databases on the Library’s Web site or at



Ask a Librarian via IM and Meebo

Instant Messsaging

Get “instant” help from anywhere there’s a computer and Internet access–that means even on the third floor of the library so you don’t have to walk down the spiral staircase to the lower level or from your home off campus! The Crown Library now offers chat reference (or instant messaging) through Meebo, a web-based IM program.

You can chat with a librarian through AIM, MSN, Yahoo! or Google. Our screen name is domreference. Add domreference to your buddy list. If you don’t have an account with one of these clients, just use the Meebo chat box available on the Crown Library’s blog (see, there it is in the lower right of the sidebar) or from the Ask a Librarian section of the Library’s myDU page.

Chat reference is available everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to Dominican University students, faculty, staff, and alumni only. And of course, we are still happy to answer your questions in person, by phone (708-524-6875), or by email (