Identifying OA resources – #oawiki
Imagine a Wikipedia where everyone can check their sources.
Wikipedia is a first stop for researchers, students and those looking for reliable information. Let's make it better! #1lib1ref engaged librarians in the process of adding one reference to Wikipedia because any citation to a reliable source is a benefit to Wikipedia readers worldwide. Now, we want to make as many of these references as possible Open Access. When you add a reference to the article, make sure to include the hashtag #OAWiki in the edit summary so that we can track participation.
How do you do an OA search? Open Access implies that the work is freely available to all. But not all OA is created equal, and some journals that have an OA policy may only apply that policy to some of their materials. PLOS, SPARQ, and Copernicus Publications (with OASPA) created the Open Access Spectrum Evaluation tool to identify just how open a journal is. For academic journals, the tool is a starting point.
Looking for OA resources to help you in your citation search? Look no further.