Log in to course reserves using your Wat IAM information.– Tell one of these people your research topic and ask them to point you towards useful sources.
An early form of OA literature involved authors, as noted above, making electronic, preprint versions of their papers freely available. You can find archives devoted to a single main specialty area, as well as general repositories connected with universities and other institutions.
(conveniently pronounced “archive,” and one of the earliest examples of a preprint repository).
Begun in 1991 as a physics repository, Ar Xiv has expanded to embrace mathematics, astronomy, statistics, economics, and other disciplines.
The success of Ar Xiv spurred the development of, for example, Meanwhile, thousands of institutional repositories hold a variety of useful materials.
The sources include academic publishers, universities, online repositories, books, and even judicial opinions from court cases.
Based on its indexing, Google Scholar provides citation counts to allow authors and others to track the impact of their work.The following selection samples a range of resources, including databases which, as discussed above, index the contents of journals either in a given specialty area or the full spectrum of research.Others listed below offer consolidated coverage of multiple databases.Your institution is likely subscribed to a range of research databases, speak to your librarian to see which databases you have access to, and how to go about your search.Web of Science includes The Web of Science Core Collection, which covers more than 20,000 carefully selected journals, along with books, conference proceedings, and other sources.These include search engines, databases, and data repositories.You may have already discovered that the process of searching for research papers offers many choices and scenarios.Fortunately, most institutions have access to thousands of journals, so your first step should be to be to check with library staff and find out what is available via your institutional subscriptions.For those who may be unfamiliar with other means of access, this blog post – the first in a series devoted to helping you “research smarter” – will provide a sampling of established data sources for scientific research.Chances are that they know more about what’s available about your particular topic than you do.Depending on the size of your school, you may have a subject area librarian for the particular type of research you are doing.