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JournalTOCs is a free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs) and can be used by researchers, students, librarians and anyone else who is looking for the latest scholarly articles.
When you register (free) JournalTOCs will alert you when new issues of your followed journals are published.
There are now over 23,000 journals from over 2000 different publishers. Of those, over 6500 are open access journals..
Day three of Open Access Week!
There are a number of sites where you can find and download for free theses or dissertations. This can be useful if you’re starting your own dissertation, or if you want to search for theses about a particular topic. Here are a few suggestions:
'EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses.' In many cases full text is available immediately, or you can request it to be digitized.
'PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.' Provided by Proquest with a North American focus.
Full text access to thousands of Canadian dissertations.
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Elsevier is the company that provides us with one of our biggest databases Science Direct.
Although you need a login to access most content on Science Direct, you’ll actually find that some articles are published as open access (open access articles are available by everyone without needing to a log in).
This is great news for those of you who may not be affiliated to a University, our retired members of staff or partner centre staff.
Elsevier have written a detailed post on accessing open access content.
“Open access literature is digital, online, free of charge and free of most copyright and licencing restrictions”.
This week we’ll be blogging about some of the great free, open access resources that you can access online. Whether you’re looking for academic resources or information for your personal interests make sure you keep open access in mind.
Starting from July 2013, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will make its digital publications available free of charge with an open access license.
By adopting this new publishing policy, UNESCO aligns its practice to its advocacy work in favor of Open Access and strengthens its commitment to the universal access to information and knowledge.
UNESCO already make some of their publications available to download free of charge so their website is definitely a good source of quality information.
Some examples of what you can download from UNESCO now:
A World of Science
A quarterly journal providing information on the work of UNESCO in the field of natural sciences.
I originally read about this open access news on the ‘New Research selected by LSE Library' blog which reports on new research in a wide number of fields.
SURE is the University of Sunderland Institutional Repository. When University staff write books and articles, give presentations or create art it is recorded in SURE. And a lot is available in full text. Here’s a small selection of what has been added recently:
Seddighi, Hamid (2012) A model of Firm’s Growth in a knowledge based economy. Journal of Knowledge Economy, 3 (4).
Taras, Maddalena (2012) Assessing Assessment Theories. Online Educational Research Journal, 3 (12)
Bello, Nusirat, Winit -Watjana, Win, baqir, wasim and McGarry, Kenneth (2012) Disclosure and adverse effects of complementary and alternative medicine used by hospitalized patients in the North East of England. Pharmacy Practice, 10 (3). pp. 125-135
If you are a student or member of University staff and you’re interested in a piece of research that is listed on SURE but is not available in full text try using Discover to see if it is included within our subscriptions. If it is still not available, try the Document Delivery Service.
Want to keep up to date with SURE? Check out the SURE Blog.