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Read about open access

In support of International Open Access Week, and City’s upcoming events for ‘Good Practice in Research’ taking place next week, a range of books relating to open research can be found on Level 5 of City Library. These books cover topics such as general open access, copyright, and increasing the impact of your research. They…

CORE Recommender

Searching for similarly themed open access research outputs, such as those held in institutional repositories such as City Research Online (CRO), has been significantly improved in recent years by repository software tool CORE Recommender.  The recommender searches over 135 million research papers aggregated by CORE, the world’s largest collection of open access papers, offering a…

Open Access Week 2019

What is International Open Access Week? Open Access Week is an annual event, now twelve years old, focusing on scholarly communications, open access and related issues.  Founded by SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) in 2007 it originated as one day event in collaboration with students across American university campuses.  It has since expanded…

Finding open access content

With an ever increasing focus on open access within the academic community, a continually evolving range of online services are available providing unrestricted access to current research articles. These include directories of open access journals and repositories, pre-print server collections of both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed manuscripts, and aggregating services harvesting open access resources…

Unlocking the knowledge contained in doctoral theses

In most cases, it takes anywhere between three and five years to write a doctoral thesis and a lot of the content is original research. But until recently, once finished, bound, and the degree has been awarded, the doctoral theses would end up inaccessible to most potential readers. So where are all the theses? At…

Creative Commons licenses made easy

Creative Commons licenses enable sharing of and access to creative works, such as images, scholarly literature or music. Creative Commons in numbers The American non-profit organisation providing Creative Commons licenses was founded in 2001 1.4 billion works were available under a Creative Commons license in 2017 56% of all works available under a Creative Commons license…

The benefits of Open Access

The principle benefits of open access were first enshrined within the visionary Budapest Open Access Initiative statement released on 14 February 2002, and are still very much alive 16 years later. The convergence of research sharing with technological distribution via the internet, it declared, would create an “unprecedented public good” by facilitating free, unrestricted, access…