Searching for literature is something that every scholar does, and sometimes I wonder, am I the only one who finds it the least attractive part of conducting research? According to PubChase’s promotional video I am not, and this is why I decided to write this post. Of course Open Access helps people who: a) are not staff or students of the world’s top universities (and especially those who live in less wealthy countries, where universities and libraries have less money for subscriptions) b) are staff or students of the world’s top universities, but are too lazy to go to the […]
If you are looking for unrestricted scientific material, for example in the form of free editions of journals, the Internet is the place to look. Open Access enjoys the full benefits of the web, and I can venture to say that without the Internet there would be no open access. The Internet however is full of junk, and it is hard to navigate through it if you do not have the know-how. Thankfully, there are numerous specialized tools and repositories that allow you to quickly and easily locate any content.