Tutorial Guide no. 23 OPEN SOURCES
OPEN SOURCES =OPEN ACCESS • OPENDOAR= Directory of Worldwide Repositories= Master & PhD Theses • DOAJ= Directory of Journals • OAISTER= Worldwide National & University Libraries • WHOLIS= World Health Organization • GOOGLE SCHOLAR= Academic documents • GOOGLE BOOKS= e-books • For more information see Alma Swan • http://www.keyperspectives.co.uk/openaccessarchive/presentations.html
Directory of Open Access Repositories http://www.opendoar.org/ Over 2200 Repositories
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is also from http://www.doaj.org/ .
OAISTER: Libraries Worldwide http://www.oclc.org/oaister/access.en.html Type your terms or words Click here
WHOLIS = World Health Organization http://www.who.int/library/databases/en/ Search for “Air Quality Standards” or any term regarding your health
Google Scholar Remember that Google Scholar covers Universities & institutions not only from America but from the whole world. Click where PDF is listed.
Google Books: The same with OAISTER—we can see originals from the best universities and national libraries from all over the world.
This book, published in 1854, was digitized for the Harvard collection. The whole world’s memory is at your fingertips; use it properly.
Remember Your results will depend on terms or words used and how you search the open access directories and databases.