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Thesis and open archive servers   Tags: open access repository,  open access,  thesis server  

This guide is intended to help you become familiar with servers containing theses and open archives. It provides a selection of servers useful for your research work.
Last Updated: Jul 8, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • Grey literature  
  • OAI harvester  
  • Open archive / Open access repository  
  • Peer review  
  • Postprint  
  • Preprint  
  • Self-archiving  

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What are thesis and open archive servers used for?

Thesis and open archive servers provide open access to grey literature repositories.

These tools are particularly useful when doing research, as they reflect the current state of scientific research. Like field-specific databases, each server makes it possible to find specific information in a given field.

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DUBOIS Anne-Céline, LEROUX Laurence "Thesis and open archive servers"In UEB (Université Européenne de Bretagne). Form@doct. Rennes: UEB, 2011 (last updated on 4 July 2013). Available at:



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