What is Open Access?
Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of journal and research articles, and grants researchers the right to re-use the results of other scholars.
Why does Open Access matter?
Most scholarly research is publicly funded, but can’t be accessed without paying hefty journal subscription fees. Open Access seeks to make research results widely available in order to increase their exposure and advance scholarship.
How does Open Access affect me?
Subscription journal databases are one of the most expensive resources the Nielsen Library offers. Before we subscribe to a database we have to carefully consider how beneficial it will be to our students and faculty in order to determine how to best allocate our budget. Open Access drastically increases the number of resources we can provide to meet your research needs.
Where can I learn more about Open Access?
International Open Access Week – The website for the annual Open Access Week campaign
Open Access: Six Myths to Put to Rest – A recent article from The Guardian explaining common misconceptions about Open Access
Directory of Open Access Journals – A large collection of Open Access journals
Open Access Explained – A high quality YouTube video that provides a fantastic introduction to Open Access
Adams State’s own Michael Rael recently published a book, Sentinel In Sight, which is now available at the Nielsen Library. The book features Michael’s photographs of San Antonio Mountain, said to be the largest free-standing mountain in the continental United States. Selected photographs can be viewed at http://sentinel-in-sight.com
Check the library catalog for availability. Sentinel In Sight is also available for purchase on Amazon.
Hey Psych students! Do you need to find a journal article based on a news report? Our latest guide will walk you through the process step-by-step:
Oxford Reference is home to a vareity of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference material covering all academic topics. Because of the government shutdown Oxford is providing free access to this database until the 22nd of October. Simply go to http://www.oxfordreference.com and log in with the following username and password:
SciFinder is an excellent resource for chemistry research and can be used to search for substances, reactions, and patent and journal references.
SciFinder provides unlimited access to the world’s largest and most reliable collection of chemistry information and is available to Adams State students, faculty and staff for the remainder of 2013.
Each SciFinder user must register individually, using this link. Once you’ve registered your account, go to SciFinder’s sign in page to log in. If you need help registering, view the End User Registration Guide or email Nicole LeBoeuf for assistance.
Trying to find a Business Case?
Check out http://libguides.adams.edu/findingabusinesscase for step-by-step instructions on how to do it using LexisNexis and Google Scholar.