FAQ: I am creating an online resource and would like to ensure that my reading list comprises only texts that are open access (OA). Where can I find suitable content?
There are plenty of open access articles and papers out there, if you know where to look. In the list below I have focused on text based materials rather than other resource types.
General repository search (all subjects):
- CORE – harvests a large number of repositories, claiming to index over 20 million articles.
- OAIster – now run by WorldCat – includes 30 million records, including text, audio, video, images and datasets.
- Digital Commons Network – has a colourful subject wheel to facilitate browsing; indexes repositories supported by Digital Commons software.
- OpenDOAR repository search and Registry of Open Access Repositories – OpenDOAR and ROAR are both registries of repositories; they each have a Google Custom Search box to enable searching of content.
The new generic Skills Development Programme for Postgraduate Research Students (PGRs) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) is currently under design. Dates will be released as soon as confirmed and they’ll be added to the document below.
Why not bookmark this post and check back here regularly? Add confirmed workshop dates to your diary/calendar now, so that you can make arrangements to attend. Although you can’t book your place on the workshops at the moment, during August and September I will be hastily creating Eventbrite booking pages, details of which will feature in the document below.
So please do come back here and check this Research Hub Post regularly for updates. It’s good to be organised!
Graduate School generic workshops list 2014-15 (Updated July 24th 2014, previous update July 10th)
On Thursday 26th June, The Graduate School held their 2014 PGR Conference, where Postgraduate Research Students and Early Career Researchers had an opportunity to practice and hone their presentation skills in front of an audience comprised of the University of Northampton research community; staff and students.
Research Diversity was a perfectly fitting title! After an introduction by Professor Jon Stobart, research student Emma Clarke (pictured) kicked off the day with a very amusing presentation on how it feels being at the start of her ‘journey’, asking “Am I a proper researcher?” She was followed, throughout the morning, by papers on pollinators, a World Bank case study, cyborgs, families and British drug treatment. Read the rest of this entry
A new School of the Arts Research Website has been launched which provides information on the Centre for Contemporary Narrative and Cultural Theory and the Centre for Practice-Led Research in the Arts as well as information on the scholarly and impact-related activities of our research staff, events and postgraduate students.
To explore the new School of the Arts Research website, visit: http://artsresearchatnorthampton.ac.uk