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Using Article Databases And Open Archives


Extend Search Articles and Open Archives

When you do the Extend Search, one option you can choose is to search the materials in Articles and Open Archives. This tutorial will give you a very brief overview of what you are searching when you come to this page.

If you don’t know what Open Archives are, you can If you don’t know what Open Archives are, you can read Open Archives: What They Are and How to read Open Archives: What They Are and How to Search Them in the AUR Library Information Wiki. Search Them in the AUR Library Information Wiki.


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Google Scholar is an easy way to search a great deal of the scholarly literature. Although it is very powerful, there are some tricks that you need to be aware of. You should look at: Using Google Scholar in the AUR Library Information Wiki.

You Youcan canalso alsotake takeanother anotherTwo-Minute Two-MinuteTutorial Tutorialon on Accessing Articles. This will show you how to Accessing Articles. This will show you how toget get lots of articles for free! lots of articles for free!


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The Open Directory Project is the biggest human-edited directory of materials on the World Wide Web. It is an attempt to organize the important materials on the Web.


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BASE, or the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine, is located in Germany and also takes records from other open archives. It indexes many materials in European institutions.


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INFOMINE is a database built by librarians who select web resources and add them to the database using the controlled vocabulary of the AUR Library Catalog. It is and is aimed at university libraries and contains links to all kinds of materials.


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Scirus is built primarily by researchers and includes a great deal of information, including scientists’ homepages and courseware. It is NOT simply hard sciences. It has lots of records for many disciplines, including the humanities.

Also, Also,you youcan canlimit limitto toNDLTD, NDLTD,or orthe theNetworked Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. These Theseare aretheses thesesand anddissertations, dissertations,many manyof ofthem them available for free over the web. available for free over the web.


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Intute is UK based and is built by researchers and librarians who select quality web materials. It uses a different type of controlled vocabulary.


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SSRN, or the Social Science Research Network, has links to free and pay materials. It is primarily focused on the social sciences, i.e. business, economics, political science, psychology, but it also includes Classics, Philosophy and Literature.


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Pleiadi is similar to INFOMINE and Intute, but is directed at Italian open archives. There are many papers here on all topics in both English and Italian.


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OpenDOAR, or the Director of Open Access Repositories and allows you to search the contents of over 1500 respositories. You can search for individuals articles under Search Repository Contents, or you can look for individual repositories. Searches individual articles

Searches entire repositories


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Searching Articles and Open Archives