Open Access Week


Open Access

Open Access Week ran from 20-26 Oct 2020 with a theme To be Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion encouraging all stakeholders in the provision of Open Access resources to get involved in ensuring material is available to all.

For those of you currently doing research for your dissertations – whether they be degree,  Masters level or for PhD – our SUnderland REpository (SURE) is the ideal place to find out what our academics have been researching which may be handy for your literature review. You can access SURE directly or by using Library Search as a spring board into SURE. Just go to the library home page and make sure you click the radio button Research Repository before you type in your search terms as in the screenshot below:

SURE radio button on catalogue

and you will get results from SURESURE houses  journal articles, chapters from books, conference papers so is an invaluable resource.

We have also got other Open Access material on the Social Sciences Key Subject Resources listing. This includes the Directory of Open Access Journals  and OpenAIRE. OpenAIRE covers community and youth work,  sociology, child development, early years education, criminology and health and social care. You can also find Open Access material in the degree subject lists through the Subject Specific Resource Lists.

Don’t forget that every university has a research repository so you if you know another university offers the subject you are studying, or if you track down authors of academic journals, books and conference papers to their home university you are likely to find their work included on their university’s research repository.





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