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Questions tagged [digital-libraries]

A focused collection of digital materials (often, published manuscripts). Typical questions with this tag ask about gaining access to digital libraries or benefits of ensuring publications are indexed in a major digital library.

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How widespread are electronic-only dissertations?

My university currently archives all our graduate dissertations as bound volumes in the library. We are considering dropping this practice and archiving them electronically only. How common is this ...
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Legality of downloading books from websites such as Library Genesis

I am an international student who will be joining a graduate program at a US university starting Fall '18. In my home country, I have used such websites as Library Genesis and BookFi to download ...
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Waiving library costs if the student has own access

Costs of print and electronic resources including access to journals and books are usually part of tuition fees for PhD and MSc programmes. Are there universities which waive such costs if the ...
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Refworks: Is there an output style that includes an HTML link or DOI link?

I wish to generate a bibliography in Refworks that will output HTML including a link to the publication page (e.g. on pubmed) or a DOI link. Is there an output style that includes that? Or another way ...
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Legality and feasibility of digitizing old text books and course notes for private use [duplicate]

I have finished university already some years ago, and am now working in the field of my previous studies. I was always very careful, diligent and organized when it came to collecting and archiving my ...
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Is it immoral to read scientific articles if you find them as pdf on Google without having access to some official libraries? [duplicate]

I like to learn things even outside my university degree and I wonder if it is moral to read articles found online on blogs and other sources?
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Search if a term already exists in an older research

My research led me to introduce a term that describes a certain group of web applications. In order to ensure that the term does not already exist, I searched on IEEE, ACM and Elsevier libraries, ...
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Is sci-hub also used in places having institutional access?

Has there a study been done regarding the issue? Because I've seen a lot of people directly pasting the doi at scihub without even checking if our institution library wifi has access to the particular ...
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How can I get access to the computer science journals from top publishers through a single subscription in Europe?

Is there any possibility to get access to journals from all the top publishers from a domain through a single subscription in Europe? For example, let's say I'm interested in Computer Science and I ...
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What is the backup strategy of online-only journals/repositories on the very long term?

Disseminating printed documents in many places on the planet is a very robust "backup" strategy for scientific literature. Printed documents (and other forms of ink-on-paper documents), or fragments ...
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Reading article on a tablet or paper [closed]

I want to know which medium you think is better for reading articles, paper or tablets? Pros of paper: I can simultaneously take a look at a figure and the text in the article explaining the figure. ...
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Is it okay to keep pdfs of journal articles from my previous university when my current university does not have a subscription?

I've been wondering about this for some time. I did my PhD at the big university A. I had access to hundreds of online journals and ebooks. I was downloading papers and ebooks, classifying them, ...
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Research database access friction [closed]

Why is access to research databases (ebrary, EBSCO, JSTOR, LexisNexis, Project MUSE, Proquest, Sage, Science Direct, etc) – even when you’re a student or faculty member at an institution with a ...
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Experience with DeepDyve group plan?

I am currently looking for alternatives / provisional solutions to traditional journal subscriptions. The research institute (200+ researchers) I am working at has contracts with all the big players ...
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Does EBSCO's “Peer Review” search filter filter out junk journals?

My school's library e-journal search tool uses EBSCO. In EBSCO, one can select "Peer Review" to only show articles from peer reviewed journals. Does this filter have a system for removing junk ...
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Is there a way to get the complete proceedings for an ACM conference?

Do you know any way to get the complete proceedings for ACM conferences? I know that I can go to the ACM digital library and see the table of contents for a conference and then get the pdf for ...
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Is it possible to download magazines as single PDF in IEEE Xplore with an institutional subscription?

In the past, as a subscriber of IEEE Security & Privacy, I was able to download the entire magazine as a single PDF. Since I started using IEEE Xplore from the university, however, I can only ...
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How can I find out which digital libraries include a given journal?

When I am looking for a journal online, I have to do search for it in every electronic database one by one. Is there an easy way to find which electronic databases provide that journal? I am doing ...
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Is there an affordable way for non-students to subscribe to multi-journals/archives?

As a student I had free access to thousands of scholarly articles through my universities in databases/archives such as JSTOR, EBSCOhost, Google Scholar, Econlit, PubMed, etc, etc. With no ...
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Do all US schools provide the same access to e-journal resources?

I recently took courses from several different schools, with different semesters in different parts of the US. When visiting the schools' library Web sites, I noticed that each offered a similar "...
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Are there cheaper alternatives to ACM and to IEEE Xplore digital libraries?

The faculty in which I am currently working is planning to subscribe to the ACM Digital Library and to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. I am not pretty sure how much are the real costs of the ...
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Access to journals for individuals outside of an institution?

For all that is said about the wealth of information that is freely available on the internet, the fact is that most of it is incomplete, dumbed down, lacking in context or downright wrong. ...