This year for Open Access Week, the Library will be sharing with you some great tools and tips you can use to make the most of open access resources.
OA resources are free for anyone to use – no paywalls. Sometimes resources are published in their final version as OA, sometimes there is a pre-print version which is openly accessible.Often they have Creative Commons licences which makes it very clear how you can re-use them.
Today, we give you some tips about our very own Library Search.
Did you realise that Library Search supports discovery and use of Open Access resources?
- Library Search includes records from many open access sources, including our own Bond University Research Portal. Some others are:
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Project Gutenberg
- Hathi Trust
- Public Library of Science (PLOS)
- BioMed Central
- Open Textbook Library
- Open Library of Humanities
- The OA Indicator will appear in the brief results and the full record view. Most of the time this is highly accurate, though some journals that are only partially OA, may show the indicator for all their articles.
- You can limit your search results to OA articles – select “Open Access” in the Availability facet. This is handy if you can’t find anything suitable in full text sources, and time is factor – like submission date is tomorrow. If you can wait a few days, you can submit a document delivery request.