OpenDOAR, a directory of open-access digital repositories, brings together scholarly output and digital collections from 2,000 or so institutions worldwide including Harvard, MIT, Johns Hopkins, UCONN, etc, and our own Digital Commons@SHU.
In the context of escalating journal prices and increased embargoing in journal databases, universities are increasingly providing open access to their faculties’ publications. Here’s a brief piece from The Economist on the move to open access publishing: http://www.economist.com/node/21559317.
And here’s an article reporting on Harvard's focus on its institutional repository, and pushback against journal publishers’ prices: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/apr/24/harvard-university-journal-publishers-prices?intcmp=239 .
OpenDoar provides freely available, keyword search capability across collections of open-access scholarly articles and unique digital collections. Find OpenDOAR in the Library’s Research Database list, here.