What is scholarly communication?

Scholarly communication is the process of academics, scholars and researchers sharing and publishing their research findings so that they are available to the wider academic community and beyond. Traditionally scholarly communication has occurred in the formal...

Who’s Downloading Pirated Papers? Everyone

Just as spring arrived last month in Iran, Meysam Rahimi sat down at his university computer and immediately ran into a problem: how to get the scientific papers he needed. He had to write up a research proposal for his engineering Ph.D. at Amirkabir University of...

Scholarly Publishing and Communication

  Scholarly publishing and communication refers to the creation of new knowledge and its dissemination to relevant academic audiences. Public dissemination of knowledge has become cheaper, faster and easier in the digital age, but is not without its challenges....

Research Skills and Exercises

Objectives and Outcomes Objectives and Outcomes This section contains all of the readings, walk-throughs, and tutorials you will need to complete a research paper or related project. After completing the steps in this tutorial, you will be able to: recognize when you...

Module 5: Information Online

Module 5: Information Online Introduction Since the dawn of the information age, people have been concerned about information overload, which is the stress people feel when they are exposed to so much information that it becomes impossible to think about it clearly....