Congratulations, you've made it to the end of the Music Research E-mail Challenge!
Today, we'll find Open Access and alternative resources that can help support and round our your research!
Let's get started!
What is Open Access?
According to Dylan Mohr, Syracuse University Libraries Open Scholarship Librarian, "Open access (OA) refers to freely available digital information that is published online. It is a publishing model that exists alongside sales-based publishing models, and it can refer to books, articles or other content that you encounter in scholarly research and teaching."
Let's start with Summon!
1. Open up a Summon search by clicking the link below the big blue box on the library homepage or following this link.
2. Find the box that says "limit to" and check Open Access items only
3. Search for your topic of interest!
Pro tip: save interesting articles by clicking the bookmark on the right side of each record then click the bigger bookmark on the upper right side of the page to see a list that you can export, print, or email to yourself - with links! You can even choose your preferred citation format for your selected resources.
4. To receive concert credit send 5 selected resources to Amanda DuBose by e-mail!
Other Resources to Explore:
Bonus Challenge: Install the Open Access Button or Unpaywall browser extension, or both!
Browser extension searches for OA versions of paywalled content. Works with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, iPad, and Internet Explorer. If you can't find OA version of an article, this service can also help reach out to authors to request the article. To have it available all the time install the Chrome extension
Scroll to below the search box and click "get the Chrome browser extension"
Click add to Chrome
Browser extension searches for OA versions of paywalled content. Works with Chrome and Firefox.
Click the above link then click "Get the Extension"
Click Add to Chrome/Firefox
"Conductor Bows" by timailius is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
Congratulations, Take a Bow!
You've completed the Music Research Challenge! It's been a delight to spend this week with you. We hope you found these activities useful and thought provoking for your work at the Syracuse University and beyond. Keep in touch!
Please take a moment to fill out this survey to let me know how the week went!