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Information on the online collections available in GMIT

CUAL

 

CUAL is the institutional repository for the Connacht-Ulster Alliance Libraries.

This repository makes research, taught masters and Ph.D theses from GMIT, LYIT and ITSligo available online.

Other research, including conference proceedings and journal articles by staff and students are also available in the open access repository.

For more information on CUAL see:

Repositories

Rian is the repository that combines the research and higher theses of 16 individual repositories (including CUAL) alongside the seven Irish Universities and other research bodies including Teagasc and the HSE. Users can search RIAN by keywords, institution, funding body or item type, to include dissertations and theses.

 

Use the BASE search engine (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) to find material by author, title, subject heading or publisher. You can also use BASE to find material type theses (amongst others).

 

 

DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single European Portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and they participate in advocacy to influence future European e-theses developments.

 

 

The Digital Commons Network is one of the biggest repositories in the academic world, bringing together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

 

Open Access theses and dissertations OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1000 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 3,118,320 theses and dissertations.


There are many other open access resources available, and all includes theses and dissertations as a content type.

About Repositories

The number of institutional repositories is growing rapidly. 

Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) and the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR).

Benefits

Publishing in Open Access repositories, such as CUAL, offers a number of valued benefits for students, researchers, and staff:

  1. Improved visibility of your research.
  2. Persistent link to your research.
  3. Preservation of your research.
  4. Detailed usage statistics for your research.
  5. Fulfils the OA mandate required by many funding agencies.

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