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Free Research Resources

IRC ACCRA HANDOUT FOR ACADEMICS AND ALUMNI:

 

Theses and Dissertation Research (for complete, free, full text of dissertations and theses and specialized research studies):

 ☼ Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH): many full text studies here, including articles published by Harvard Professors: http://dash.harvard.edu

 ☼ Thesis and Dissertations from the University of Maryland: http://www.lib.umd.edu/drum

 ☼ Thesis and Dissertations from MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] http://dspace.mit.edu

 ☼ Library of Congress Theses and Dissertations Resources. The Library of Congress has compiled an annotated list of theses and dissertations databases from around the world. Coverage includes the Theses Canada Portal, where you can search for theses and dissertations in the National Library of Canada.

http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/alcove9/education/theses.html

 ☼ Theses from Canada: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/thesescanada/index-e.html

 ☼ Theses and Dissertations from the University of Toronto, in Canada:

https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/9944

(full text of selected graduate theses and dissertations from the University of Toronto, in Canada)

 ☼Theses from Cornell University: http://ecommons.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/39

 ☼ University of Kansas Scholar Works: http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/dspace/

  Includes KU Theses and Dissertations.

☼ Library and Archives Canada

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/thesescanada/index-e.html

 ☼ University of Michigan’s Deep Blue Project with access to Dissertations and Theses:

http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/community-list  AND:

http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/39366

  Other listings of universities offering free access to dissertations and theses as well as their digital repositories may be found in OpenDOAR:  Directory of Open Access Repositories:

     http://www.opendoar.org/countrylist.php?cContinent=North%20America

 The complete listing by country may be found here:

http://www.opendoar.org/countrylist.php

 

 WRITING THE DISSERTATION PROPOSAL: HOW TO GUIDES (ESPECIALLY USEFUL FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS :)

  How to write and defend your dissertation proposal:

http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/hisham/Documents/DissProposal.pdf

  Writing the Dissertation Proposal: http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/hisham/Documents/DissProposal.pdf

  Dissertation Proposal Tips http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/~strohman/proposal-tips.html

 

A FEW OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS, ALL IN FULL TEXT:

 ☼ DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org (As of January 2012, over 7395 journals are covered, with 3,500 journals searchable at the article level, and over 737,000 total articles in this database, according to their web site.)

 ☼ SSRN: Social Sciences Research Network http://wwww.ssrn.com (one does need to register to search the site’s elibrary, but registration is free and can be completed in just seconds.)

 ☼ Sample Journals indexed in the Public Knowledge Project Database: http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs-journals   (Note also their Publication section: http://pkp.sfu.ca/publications )

 ☼ E-Journals in various subject areas: http://ejw.i8.com (An ongoing project of Emporia State University in Kansas.)

 ☼ Links to the World’s Electronic Journals: http://www.e-journals.org/

 ☼ Gateway for free electronic Journals: http://www.icast.org.in/ejournal/ejournal.php

 ☼ JOURNAL Table of Contents Service: JOURNAL TOCs: The latest tables of contents from thousands of scholarly journals: Search the latest Table of Contents (TOCs): more journals are continuously added. According the web site (January, 2012) over 17,000 journals are covered from over 900 publishers, including 3100 Open Access Journals. This is a great source for students, librarians, and anyone wanting awareness of the latest scholarly articles http://journaltocs.hw.ac.uk

  Open Humanities Press Consortium: Includes Open Access Books and Journals in the Humanities:

 http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/

 ☼ Free Books in Full Text from the University of California Press:

http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks//search?browse-title=aa;rights=Public;sort=title;style=eschol;brand=eschol

E-Scholarship at the University of California has open access journals which may be searched:

 http://escholarship.org/uc/search?smode=browse;browse-journal=yes

The Advanced Search Feature may be found here:

 http://escholarship.org/help_tools.html#advancedSearch

 

Compiled by IRO STEPHEN PERRY, U.S. EMBASSY ACCRA PerrySX2@state.gov

Compiled January 12, 2012 (all links work as of this date)