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What are Open Access Journals?

From the Directory of Open Access Journals website: "We define open access journals as journals that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. From the BOAI definition [1] of "open access" we take the right of users to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles" as mandatory for a journal to be included in the directory. "

The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. The journal must exercise peer-review or editorial quality control to be included.

Click here to view Open Access Journals across many disciplines.

Google Scholar Search Box

You are able to search Google Scholar from this box. It is also available on the Article Databases tab (Marriott Library's home page) or on the Open Web. Be sure to set your Google Scholar Preferences so that you can directly link to full-text resources available at the Marriott Library.

  1. Go to Google Scholar at

      2.    Google Scholar has changed its look at To link to U of U holdings,  please do the following:

    •      Click on “Settings” in the upper right corner. You will see links for My Citations, Metrics, Alerts, and Settings
    •      Click on “Library Links” tab on the left hand side
    •      Type in Utah and click on “Find Library”
    •       A new feature is that you can select up to 5 libraries at once
    •       Click on the Save button
    • When using computers in library public spaces, you will have to set this each and every tim
    • See libguide
  2.        In Google Scholar, notice that there is a new feature titled “Metrics”

    a.       This will give you  the H index of journals.

    b.      For more information, see

    c.       As  an FYI, keep your eyes open for a new libguide  titled “Bibliometrics and Impact Factor” by Lorelei Rutledge.

Google Scholar Search

Article Databases

NOTE: On February 1, 2012, Education Full Text and ERIC (EBSCO) will unite into one database, ERIC (EBSCO).

Additional Scholarly Databases

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