Friday Free Stuff: Research in your subject area

21 September 2012

You may be familiar with research repositories based on the institution authors work at - like our own UC Research Repository. But another model is the subject-based repository, where you can search for research in your subject area no matter where in the world the author submitting it lives.

A big one is Social Science Research Network with its various sub-networks ranging from accounting, management, and political science to philosophy, classics, and music.

Another is arXiv, focused on pre-prints in physics, maths, computer science etc. They've just announced a new business model that will ensure its continued sustainability in providing open access research.

Deborah Fitchett
Liaison Librarian