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It's Open Access Week #OAWeek


This week is International Open Access Week. It is a chance to promote Open Access to scholarly information and research.

Did you know we have our own, award winning, institutional repository, ORDA (Online Research @ Derby Archive)? The repository is Open Access and contains all the research papers and articles created by staff of the Royal Derby Hospital.

For more info and how to access the repository, please follow this link: http://www.derbyhospitalslibrary.co.uk/orda-research-repository​

Open Access journal sites include:

BioMed Central: https://www.biomedcentral.com/

BMC Medicine: https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/

PLOS One: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/

Europe PMC: http://europepmc.org/

PubMed itself has made many articals freely available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

Cochrane: Working towards universal open access. In the UK there is a national licence so everything is freely available here: http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/open-access


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