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Math 495J - Advanced Topics in Mathematics

Article Searching

Identifying Open Access Journals

Open Educational Resource (OER) Portals



Tips for Evaluating Scholarly Resources

Descriptions of Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons provides "free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice."

License conditions:

   Attribution (by)

​   ShareAlike (sa)

​   NonCommercial (nc)

​   NoDerivatives (nd)

Helpful Browser Plug-ins

  • Open Access Button - The Open Access Button is an app that helps researchers, patients, students and the public get legal access to research they need and request research be made available. This product will help you find both open articles and data. Just download the browser extension and start searching.  This open source tool was funded by Public Library of Science, Jisc, Open Society Foundations, Mozilla Science and Crowdfunders.
  • Unpaywall - This tool searches and finds full-text research papers as you browse. Data is sourced from open-access repositories including institutional repositories and reprint servers.  Just download the Chrome or Firefox extension and the tool will do the rest. This open source tool was created by Impactstory with grants from the National Science Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.