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Open Access Week 2021: Upcoming Workshops and Events

Next week is Open Access Week and the Library has put together a full suite of workshops on data and scholarly publishing: The Future is Open: Becoming an Open Researcher  (registration) Predatory publishing: What is it and how to avoid it  …

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Discover eScholarship open content in Google Scholar

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McGill’s open access repository eScholarship is now discoverable via Google Scholar. This includes over 50,000 items such as articles, dissertations, and theses. eScholarship items will either be the first link: Or one of the versions: Interested in adding works to …

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How to protect yourself and your work when publishing open access

What would you do if you discovered your open access PhD dissertation for sale on Amazon? Several postgrads at The Open University found themselves in this very situation. The Open University’s library team contacted Amazon and the theses were pulled off …

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Google Scholar – Public Access Tracker, Open Access, and eScholarship

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A few months ago, Google Scholar launched a Public Access Tracker. This is a tool embedded in Google Scholar profiles that shows if a researcher’s work is compliant with their funding agencies’ open access mandates: A few things to note: …

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Elsevier open access discount

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As a part of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) negotiation, McGill Library is pleased to announce a new open access discount with Elsevier. McGill corresponding authors publishing in eligible Elsevier journals now have access to a 20% discount on …

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Closed, now open: McGill Library’s open access services

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Did you know McGill Library has services and experts to help make your publications and data open access? Why open access? Open access lets anyone, anywhere in the world access your research. Meet funding agency open access requirements. Increased visibility and impact. Depositing in eScholarship and Dataverse is …

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McGill Library signs open access agreement with Company of Biologists

Following on the heels of the Library’s Sage announcement, McGill Library is pleased to announce its second transformative open access agreement. McGill corresponding authors publishing in the journals Development, Journal of Cell Science, and Journal of Experimental Biology may make …

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48K and counting! McGill Dissertations and Theses

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The McGill University Library is home to thousands of dissertations and theses produced by McGill’s graduate students. Beyond conserving these theses and dissertations, the Library retroactively digitized all its print theses and dissertations and made them freely available in McGill’s institutional repository, eScholarship. …

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McGill Library and Sage: Open access agreement for McGill authors

The McGill University Library is happy to announce an agreement between the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and Sage Publications which will provide more open access options for McGill authors.  As of January 2021, McGill corresponding authors publishing with Sage Choice journals* will have the option to make their …

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Library abuzz with activity for Open House & Homecoming 2016

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The Library & Archives have planned a great mix of activities, events and initiatives for Homecoming (Thursday October 27 – Sunday, October 30) and Open House (Sunday, October 30, 2016). Discuss the future of the Library & Archives with Dean Cook, …

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