Monday, 19 October 2015

Celebrating open access week

This week celebrate open access week. Here are some of our favourite recommended resources.

For a definition of open access see this page by champion supporter Peter Suber.
and these online videos from the SPARC organisation
Open Education Group has some webinars coming up this week on how to be an open Academic. their website also has other useful webinars.

But here is our first recommended favourite open access   resource.

Open the doar to thousands of institutional repositories worldwide.
This is a great resource which quickly cross searches the institutional repositories of major universities across the globe. You might need to alow time to sort through the google like results but it is worth it.

  • You can use it to quickly locate papers, theses, some full text and some abstracts written by academic staff and researchers. Some of these are very recent and include examples of grey literature not yet indexed elsewhere.
  • It often includes materials published in developing nations.

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