EThOS - Electronic Theses Online Service
- This service from the British Library aims to offer a 'single point of access' where researchers can access ALL theses produced by UK Higher Education.
- Download digital and digitised theses is free to the researcher. A small number of participating institutions may not be able to offer Open Access and in this case the researcher may have to pay for the digitisation.
- Where a thesis must be digitised before supply, you can expect a short delay. However, you will be informed when the thesis is ready for collection and you can then log on to the system and download it.
- EThOS can only offer the theses of participating institutions.
Edinburgh Napier Repository
- Our Open Access showcase for the published reseach output of the university.
- Edinburgh Napier University staff and research students are required to place in the repository, post-refereed, accepted texts of documents being published, together with texts of papers given at conferences; but data sets, programs, images, scores, music, and exhibition catalogues should also be lodged in digital format.
- "Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research."
- Allows you to import PDFs, read, annotate, organise and access them from anywhere
- Generate bibliographies and citations
- Collaborate with others and promote your work
- Networking for researchers - not just scientists, check out the subject areas at the foot of the screen.
- Communicate - interact with fellow researchers and build your research network
- Collaborate - post updates, discuss methods and co-edit with colleagues
- Download full-text papers, find conferences and research jobs
- Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research..
- Academics use Academia.edu to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow
- 27,386,629 academics have signed up to Academia.edu, adding 7,334,953 papers and 1,744,955 research interests.
- Academia.edu attracts over 36 million unique visitors a month.
- We don't subscribe to this service, but you can still perform searches as an individual, though they are capped at 40 hits.
- You won't be able to get the full text unless you are willing to pay for it, but you can see titles and institutional affiliations.
- OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open archive digital resources
- This link searches OAIster only, but OAIster results are also returned by WorldCat searches
- The records of the open archive digital resources available via OAIster lead to a wide range of materials and include:
- Digitized (scanned) books and journal articles
- Digital text
- Audio files (wav, mp3)
- Video files (mp4, QuickTime)
- Photographic images (jpeg, tiff, gif)
- Data sets (downloadable statistical information)
- Theses and research papers
Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)
- Tracks the growth of existing open-access archives
- ROARMAP tracks the growth of institutional self-archiving policies and is an easy way to find institutional repositories.
UK Active Map of Universities and HE Institutions
- A very useful little tool from the University of Wolverhampton showing a clickable map of all UK HE institutions.
- Search by title or geographical location to see a list of links to key webpages such as academic departments, staff directory, library, research etc.