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Search for articles, papers, studies:

Search databases:

MetaLib a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online

OAISTER a freely available database of over 30 million records from 1500 sources; for background on OAISTER see OCLC's webpage

Social Science Research Network "Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences."

Search journals:

Directory of Open Access Journals search for journals in your field (a title search); or search for articles in the journals (articles search)

Ubiquity Press browse through the contents of open access journals in the social sciences including such titles as Architectural Histories or The Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies.


Digital Scholarship "information and commentary about digital copyright, digital curation, digital repository, open access, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues." Search Digital Scholarship.

New open access journals:

Research and Politics "peer-reviewed research in political science and related fields"