Thursday, October 2, 2008

Online and Open Access Journals

Where do you find Online Journals and Open Access Journals?

The TWU Libraries Catalog is a good starting point.

From the Basic Search screen, enter the journal title and search "Journal Title Keyword" in the drop-down box. The results for online journals will state "electronic resource." When you click on the title, the Links heading will direct you to the database where the journal resides. You will also be able to see the range of dates available. TWU currently subscribes to over 34,000 electronic journals.

To search for journals by subject or keyword, enter your term in the Search for an E-journal title and change the drop-down box to "Title Begins With" or "Title Contains All Words." Your results will display the names of the journals, years covered, and the database that contains the journal.

The Directory of Open Access Journals is a "service that covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. It covers all subjects and languages. There are now 3,678 journals in the directory. Currently 1,260 journals are searchable at article level. As of today, 211,108 articles are included in the database."

BioMed Central is another publisher of open access journals. It currently has 193 peer-reviewed journals.

All these journals and articles may be linked directly to your course.

Please contact me for details on how to provide articles and journals to your students.
Stephany Compton

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