Archive for April, 2011

April’s Resource of the Month

April 1, 2011

Graduating soon? Still need access to research?

Try the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) at

The DOAJ provides open access to thousands of scholarly research articles.

What is Open Access?

“Open Access is free, unrestricted access on the Internet to the same type of high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship that is available by subscription.” – Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook by Alma Swan & Leslie Chan

Why does Open Access matter?

• Students’ research does not end when they graduate.
• Students deserve access to scholarly materials regardless of what their educational institution may be able to subscribe to.
• Scholarly research is often paid for with public funds and should therefore be available to everyone.

Open Access 101, from SPARC from Karen Rustad on Vimeo.

To learn more about Open Access, visit the RDC Library Open Resources guide at

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