Open access resources are online scholarly publications available to anyone, anywhere, free of charge, and they are a great resource for practicing dental hygienists. You can find open access journal articles when you search UBC's Summon, databases like PubMed, and Google Scholar, but you can also find them in the following open access collections and repositories.
"Open access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions." Peter Suber (2012). Open Access. Cambridge: MIT.
Use the following resources to learn more about open access.